The 500th anniversary of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto
The inner part of the coin depicts a sailing ship on several wave-shaped inscriptions referring to Portugal, Lisbon, his book and some of his travel destinations.
The inscription ‘Portugal’ appears underneath.
His name combined with the years 1511 and 2011 appear on top of the inner part.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag