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200 Escudos Perfect Prince

200 Escudos (Perfect Prince) -  obverse 200 Escudos (Perfect Prince) -  reverse

Obverse © A. Monge da Silva

Features

Country Portugal
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1994
Value 200 Escudos (200 PTE)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 21.1 g
Diameter 36 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 673, AG# R 113.01
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Moedas Portuguesas
by Alberto Gomes
(Associação Numismatica de Portugal)

Commemorative issue

V Portuguese Discoveries Series - John II

Obverse

Center divided into 4 quarters. Top left and low right: wavy lines symbolising navigation, lower left: the Portuguese coat of arms, top right: the personal arms of the King John II, "a pelican in her piety" (mother pelican wounding her chest to feed its young) with the moto "Pela Lei e Pela Grei" ("by Law and by the People" in Old Portuguese. Rim: name of the country and value, circle of pearls.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
POLÁ LEI E POLÁ GREI
INCM · 200 ESCUDOS · E.BYRNE

Engraver: Eloísa Byrne

Reverse

Portrait of Joao II of Portugal wearing the crown and holding a small ship , a 16th century lateen-rigged three-masted caravel. Rim: the name of the king and the year of his death, 1495.

Lettering: D. JOÁO II : PRINCIPE PERFEITO : 1495·1995

Engraver: Eloísa Byrne

Edge

Milled

Comments

The king John II  (João II, in Portuguese) got nickname Perfect Prince posthumously.

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ND (1994) INCM 750,000 1.68 1.68 4.73 3.38

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