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500 Escudos Vasco da Gama Bridge; Bimetallic foil silver and gold

Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 500 Escudos (500 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Bimetallic: silver (.925) center in gold (.9167) ring
Weight 17.1 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 705b
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Opening of the Vasco da Gama Bridge

Obverse

Lettering:
REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
500
escudos
INCM VITOR SANTOS

Reverse

Lettering:
PONTE VASCO DA GAMA
1998

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  15,000 Proof

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Catalog Portugal 500 Escudos (Vasco da Gama Bridge; Bimetallic foil silver and gold)