Portuguese Presidency of the European Union
The inner part of the coin features a cork oak (quercus suber). The Coat of Arms of Portugal is depicted beneath the lower branches to the left of the trunk, while the word “PORTUGAL”, written over three lines, appears on the right. Inscribed in the form of an arc along the edge of the inner part of the coin below the tree are the artist’s signature (I. Vilar), the year of issue (2007), the mintmark (INCM) and the legend “PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UE”. The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.