20 Escudos

20 Escudos -  obverse20 Escudos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1986-2001
Value 20 Escudos (20 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.64 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 1243
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 634,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 94
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Portugal dividing the date and the denomination below, engraver's name and mintmark at the bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
20 ESCUDOS
1987
E.VAZ INCM

Translation:
Republic of Portugal
20 Escudos
1987
Euclides Vaz INCM

Engraver: Euclides Vaz

Reverse

A nautical compass wit pointer at top and Order of Christ Cross at right.

Engraver: Euclides Vaz

Edge

Coarse reeded.

20 Escudos -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

incm Lisbon, Portugal

Comments

Different Obv. and Rev. dies are known.

Obverse
Die 1 - details smaller, ESCUDOS far from rim,  E.VAZ INCM close to rim.
Die 2 - details a bit larger, ESCUDOS far from rim,  E.VAZ INCM far from rim.
Die 3 - details larger, ESCUDOS close to rim,  E.VAZ INCM far from rim.


Reverse
Die A - details smaller, top pointer short, inner cross in Order of Christ Cross small.
Die B - details larger, top pointer long, inner cross in Order of Christ Cross long.


Combinations
1+A: 1986, 1987.
2+B: 1988-1997.
3+B: 1998-2001.

Correspondence to Standard Catalog of World Coins
KM#634.1: 1+A, 2+B.
KM#634.2: 3+B.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1986 INCM 50 000 1.3% In sets only, KM#634.1
1986 INCM 45 361 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.58 $ 1.49 $ 1.20 48% KM#634.1
1987 INCM 50 000 1.2% In sets only, KM#634.1
1987 INCM 68 216 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.41 $ 1.00 53% KM#634.1
1988 INCM 20 000 1.0% In sets only, KM#634.1
1988 INCM 57 482 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.24 $ 0.40 $ 1.02 $ 1.00 48% KM#634.1
1989 INCM 30 000 0.9% In sets only, KM#634.1
1989 INCM 25 060 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.28 $ 0.44 $ 1.75 31% KM#634.1
1990 INCM 30 000 $ 3.49 1.0% In sets only, KM#634.1
1991 INCM 20 000 $ 5.82 0.8% In sets only, KM#634.1
1992 INCM 20 000 $ 5.82 0.7% In sets only, KM#634.1
1993 INCM 20 000 0.6% In sets only, KM#634.1
1993 INCM 5 000 0.16% Proof, KM#634.1
1994 INCM 20 000 0.7% In sets only, KM#634.1
1994 INCM 7 000 0.19% Proof, KM#634.1
1995 INCM 20 000 $ 3.49 0.7% In sets only, KM#634.1
1995 INCM 5 000 0.2% Proof, KM#634.1
1996 INCM 15 000 0.6% In sets only, KM#634.1
1996 INCM 5 000 0.16% Proof, KM#634.1
1997 INCM 20 000 0.7% In sets only, KM#634.1
1997 INCM 10 000 0.3% Proof, KM#634.1
1998 INCM 16 500 0.5% In sets only, KM#634.2
1998 INCM 15 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.75 $ 0.66 $ 0.51 $ 1.16 17% KM#634.2
1998 INCM 7 800 0.6% Proof, KM#634.2
1999 INCM 15 000 0.5% In sets only, KM#634.2
1999 INCM 20 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.29 $ 0.58 $ 0.70 16% KM#634.2
1999 INCM 15 000 0.2% Proof, KM#634.2
2000 INCM 10 000 0.3% In sets only, KM#634.2
2000 INCM 6 000 000 $ 0.34 $ 1.16 $ 0.64 $ 0.58 9% KM#634.2
2000 INCM 5 000 0.2% Proof, KM#634.2
2001 INCM 50 000 $ 3.49 0.7% In sets only, KM#634.2
2001 INCM 250 000 $ 2.33 $ 2.33 4% KM#634.2
2001 INCM 10 000 0.3% Proof, KM#634.2

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