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Banknotes from Portugal

Portugal is located in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its capital is Lisbon. Portugal emerged as a country in 1143, after a rebellion by Dom Afonso Henriques (Afonso I) against his own mother Countess of Portugal Teresa of León, regent of the County of Portugal and loyal to the Kingdom of León, at the Battle of São Mamede near the town of Guimarães, in June of 1128. In the the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal evolved into a powerful nation and naval power. Famous explorers are Fernando Magellan (died during the first circumnavigation attempt of the world), Vasco da Gama (discovered the route to India) and Bartolomeu Dias (sailed around Africa). Portugal made many discoveries and established colonies all over the world. The most famous one is Brazil, but it also established colonies in Africa, such as Mozambique and Angola, and on other continents. Portugal also developed into the first global power and one of the biggest empires at that time. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy. For most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a military coup installed broad democratic reforms. On January 1, 1986, Portugal became the eleventh member of the European Economic Community.
Wikidata: Q45

See also: Madeira Islands, Azores

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Real (decimalized, 1835-1910)

500 Réis
1917

Standard banknote
P# 105
1000 Réis
1917

Standard banknote
P# 106
100 Réis
1891

Standard banknote
P# 89
500 Réis
1899-1900

Standard banknote
P# 72
500 Reis
1904-1910

Standard banknote
P# 105

Escudo (1911-2001)

100 Centavos = 1 Escudo

10 Centavos
(1917)

Standard banknote
P# 94
5 Centavos
1918

Standard banknote
P# 97
5 Centavos
1918

Standard banknote
P# 98
5 Centavos
1918

Standard banknote
P# 99
10 Centavos
1917

Standard banknote
P# 93
10 Centavos
1917

Standard banknote
P# 95
10 Centavos
1917

Standard banknote
P# 96
Available for swap 10 Centavos
1925

Standard banknote
P# 101
20 Centavos
1922

Standard banknote
P# 100
50 Centavos
1918-1920

Standard banknote
P# 112
Available for swap 20 Escudos
1941-1959

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 153
20 Escudos
1960

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 163
Available for swap 20 Escudos
1964

Standard banknote
135 × 66 mm
P# 167
Available for swap 20 Escudos
1971

Standard banknote
136 × 65 mm
P# 173
Available for swap 20 Escudos
1978

Standard banknote
135 × 66 mm
P# 176

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