100 Escudos Diogo Cão

100 Escudos (Diogo Cão) -  obverse100 Escudos (Diogo Cão) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1987
Value 100 Escudos (100 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 16.4 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 641
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Diogo Cao

Obverse

Shield to upper right of design with value below

Lettering:
REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
100 ESC.
1987
22 13 6

Engraver: Paulo Guilherme d’Eça Leal

Reverse

Lettering:
1486 DIOGO CÃO
D'EÇA incm
22 13 6

Engraver: Paulo Guilherme d’Eça Leal

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Diogo Cão is one of the most notable navigators of Portugal in the Age of Discovery. He explored  the west coast of Africa  and the Congo River. Additionally, he explored the coasts of the Angola and Namibia.

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1987 INCM 1,000,000 2.41 2.49 3.31 2.87

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