The European Capital of Culture 2012
The coins depicts three of Guimarães most relevant symbols: King Afonso Henriques and his sword and a part of the city castle.
On the left, the Portuguese Coat of Arms and the indication of the issuing country: Portugal. On the bottom right is the Guimarães 2012 event logo and the artist name: José de Guimarães.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.