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Metal euro (escudo and centavo) - coins of Portugal

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  • Portugal, Republic
  • Euro
  • Lisbon
  • of 91 950 sq. km
  • Portuguese (state)
  • PT (PRT) 620

The Republic Portugal is member country the European union . Monetary unit - euro - to equal 100 eurocents.

Till January, 01st, 2002 cash token moneys of Portugal were escudo - equal 100 centavo. A nominal number of the native currency of Portugal has been presented by coins of denomination 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 escudos.

In 1932, to Portugal silver coins of denomination 2 1/2, 5 and 10 escudos have been entered into the circulation. Silver coins 2 1/2 and 5 escudos were manufactured till 1951, and coins 10 escudos were minted till 1955, but is more narrow with the depressed contents of silver. In 1963 Copper-Nickel coins 2 1/2 and 5 escudos, then aluminium 10 centavo, bronze 20 both 50 centavo and 1 escudo in 1969 have been manufactured. Copper-Nickel coins 10 and 25 escudos have been entered in 1971 and 1977, accordingly. Since 1986 a new series of coins which acted before replacement of monetary units by euro has been manufactured. It consisted from nickel-brass of coins 1, 5 and 10 escudos, Copper-Nickel coins 20 both 50 escudos, and bimetallic coins 100 and 200 escudos entered in 1989 and 1991. Replacement of old currency by euro was prolonged in Portugal till December, 31st, 2002.

Other name for a coin 50 centavo was coroa (crown). Still for a long time after coins 50 centavo left the circulation, people still named the sum 2 escudos 50 centavo - cinco coroas (five crowns).

Nominal value: 20 escudos
Stamping: 1988
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 20 escudos of Portugal the Reverse 20 escudos of Portugal
Nominal value: 50 escudos
Stamping: 1995
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 50 escudos of Portugal the Reverse 50 escudos of Portugal

The Portuguese coins of euro on a reverse have the plotting of 7 locks and 5 arms of the country possessed on a circle. Coins in nominal value 1 and 2 euro are distinguished by the plotting of a royal seal of 1144, 10, 20 and 50 eurocents are decorated by a royal seal of 1142, and on obverses 1, 2 and 5 eurocents the royal seal of 1134 is represented

Nominal value: 20 eurocents
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Brass
the Note:
the Obverse of 20 eurocents of Portugal the Reverse of 20 eurocents of Portugal
Nominal value: 2 euro
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Center - a brass, a ring - a Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 2 euro of Portugal the Reverse 2 euro of Portugal

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