250 Escudos Foundation of Portugal

250 Escudos (Foundation of Portugal) -  obverse250 Escudos (Foundation of Portugal) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1989
Value 250 Escudos (250 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 23.1 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 650,
  • 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.
Gomes# 142.01
Alberto Gomes; 1991. Moedas Portuguesas. Associação Numismatica de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal.

Commemorative issue

850th Anniversary of the Foundation of Portugal

Obverse

7 castles forming a cross (and a figure) holding a large shield displaying 5 smaller "quinas" (shields) in the shape of a cross.

Lettering:
Republica Portuguesa
Vilar 1989
250 escudos
incm

Engraver: I. Vilar

Reverse

Afonso Henriques' sign (cypher) and a longsword cleaving a crescent moon

Lettering:
Fundação De Portugal
1140 1139
Batalha De Ourique

Translation:
Founding of Portugal
Battle of Ourique

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1989 incm 750,000 1.51 3.62 3.62 3.14 3.35

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