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5 Escudos FAO

Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1983
Value 5 escudos (5 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 618
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

World Food Day 1983

Obverse

Lesser Coat of Arms (The Portuguese shield: five escutcheons forming a cross and seven Castles)

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA·PORTUGUESA
* 5$00 *

Engraver: Marcelino Norte de Almeida

Reverse

Dairy Cow (Binomial Name: Bos taurus)

Lettering:
·DIA·MVNDIAL·DA·ALIMENTAÇÃO·
FAO
incm
16·DE·OVTVBRO DE·1983

Engraver: Euclides Vaz

Edge

Milled

Comments

Under the FAO coins Programme; Portugal in 1983 issued
on a 2$50 coin Maize is depicted to signify Agriculture produce
on a 5$00 coin Cow depicted is to signify Dairy development and  
on a 25$00 coin an Atlantic cod fish is depicted to signify Fisheries or Marine produce

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1983) INCM 995,000 0.74 1.29 1.29 1.73 2.10

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