Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The inner part of the coin shows a cork oak (Quercus Suber). Under the branches, on the left hand side, the Portuguese coat of arms; on the right hand side, the word ‘POR TU GAL’ written on three lines. The legend ‘2007 RESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UE’ is inscribed in a semicircle along the bottom of the inner part, with the artist signature (I Vilar) on the left and the mintmark (INCM) near the Coat of Arms. The outer ring of the coin depicts the twelve stars of the European flag.