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100 Escudos Discovery of Azores

100 Escudos (Discovery of Azores) -  obverse100 Escudos (Discovery of Azores) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1989
Value 100 Escudos (100 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 16.5 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 648
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

550th Anniversary of the Colonization of Azores

Obverse

Portuguese coat of arms at right within design, value below

Lettering:
REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
·100$00
A. MARINHO INCM

Engraver: A. Marinho

Reverse

Caravel with lateen sails to the left, and stars within design. Below the boat the dates of the discoveries of the first (Santa Maria 1427) and last Corvo and Flores 1452) islands. Both Portugueses and Flemish navigators were involved. Above, 1439 states for the first official map of the archipelago, and the Authorization by Infante Enrique for the colonization (2 July 1439)

Lettering:
•1439•1989
ARQUIPÉLAGO DOS AÇORES
1427•1452

Engraver: A. Marinho

Edge

Reeded

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ND (1989) INCM 2,000,000 1.00 1.39 1.71 2.18 2.23

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