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A Collection Of Coins From Portugal

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 Posted 09/23/2021  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today's coin was only a 2 year mintage. There is no interesting story on this one. 20 centavos were minted from 1913 to 1925 and then they disappeared until 1942. The coin itself has a pretty nice die crack on the reverse.




Issuer: Portugal
Period: First Republic (1910-1926)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1924-1925
Value: 20 Centavos (0.20 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 4.81 g
Diameter: 24 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Medal alignment #8593;#8593;
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 574
Mintage: 10,580,000
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09/23/2021 08:11 am
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 Posted 09/24/2021  08:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today's coin is a commemorative to the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Pedro Alvares Cabral who a Portuguese navigator and is generally credited as the first European to reach Brazil (April 22, 1500).





Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Circulating commemorative coin
Year: 1968
Value: 50 Escudos (50 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Silver (.650)
Weight: 18 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 2.25 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment #8593;#8595;
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 593
Mintage: 1,000,000
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 Posted 09/24/2021  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Today's coin is a commemorative to the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Pedro Alvares Cabra

I like it! A worthy commemorative subject for sure!


Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
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 Posted 09/25/2021  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I actually used these. Back in the 70's one could get hard candy for 10 centavos or less.

Today's Coin:





Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1942-1969
Value: 10 Centavos (0.1 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 1.99 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Thickness: 1.12 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment #8593;#8595;
Demonetized: 01-01-1982
References: KM# 583
Mintage: 14,980,000
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 Posted 09/26/2021  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like the silver coins of the US, the silver coins of Portugal also were pulled from circulation. I had saved 3 of the below while I was in Portugal and found a nice MS one in a local coin shop. I gave a way 2 of these to a fellow collector so I only have 3 left. Today you get one that I pulled from Circulation.





Issuer : Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1932-1951
Value: 2.50 Escudos (2.5 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Silver (.650)
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Medal alignment #8593;#8593;
Demonetized: 1969
References: KM# 580
1943 Mintage: 8,302,000
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 Posted 09/27/2021  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When Portugal changed from the Rei (real) to the Escudo, The escudo's value was initially set at 675$00 = 1 kg of gold. After 1914, the value of the escudo fell, being fixed in 1928 at 108$25 to the Pound Sterling. The first escudo coins (1910-1916) were large USD silver dollar sized, but with the economic conditions poor, the Escudo was quickly changed to non precious metal. The first release was in Aluminum/Bronze but then went to copper/nickel. This is my only Aluminum/Bronze coin.






Issuer: Portugal
Period: First Republic (1910-1926)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1924-1926
Value: 1 Escudo (1 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Aluminum-bronze
Weight: 8 g
Diameter: 26.8 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Medal alignment #8593;#8593;
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 576
Mintage: 7,716,000
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 Posted 09/28/2021  08:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In the 1920's due to WWI and the Spanish Flu coupled with just a badly run economy, metal for coinage was in short supply. Like in the US during WWII, the Portuguese Mint tried different metals and even paper fractional currency.







What this resulted in was coins made of Copper/Nickel, Bronze, Silver, Iron and aluminum.

Today's coin is one of the short lived Copper/Nickel series (1920-1921).





Issuer: Portugal
Period: First Republic (1910-1926)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1920-1921
Value: 10 Centavos (0.1 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 19 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment #8593;#8595;
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 570
Mintage: 1,120,000

As this thread has been getting a few views, I'm going to take pictures of the modern coins and include them in the thread. Should add about a week :)
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 Posted 09/28/2021  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some lovely coins hfjacinto. Keep them coming. :)
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 Posted 09/28/2021  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you @triggersmob!

I took a few pictures of the more common/modern stuff and added them to be posted.
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 Posted 09/29/2021  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today, we are not posting an escudo, but a Real (Rei). These were issued in several form from (1415 to 1910):

Real branco (1415-1517)
Real (hammered coinage, 1517-1678)
Real (mechanical coinage, 1678-1835)
Real (decimalized, 1835-1910)

This coin is from 1867 and is 5 Reis. Based on an exchange rate of 1000 Reis to the Escudo, this was 1/200 of an Escudo or comparable to the 1/2 US Cent.





Issuer: Portugal
King: Luís I (1861-1889)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1867-1879
Value: 5 Reis (5)
Currency: Real (decimalized, 1835-1910)
Composition: Copper
Weight: 6.30 g
Diameter: 27 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 513, Gomes# L1 02
Mintage (1867): 737,000
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 Posted 09/29/2021  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing. I have 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 reis, but no 5 :(


Steve :)
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 Posted 09/29/2021  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Steve!

I checked out your 180 coins from Portugal. You have a very nice and extensive selection!
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 Posted 09/30/2021  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Continuing with Reis, today we have the last of the reis before the start of the First Republic in 1910. By the 1900's the Portuguese populace was done with the monarchy. The economic condition had deteriorated the value of the Real (reis) so much that a 1000 reis was in effect the currency of the masses. When we get to the 1 Escudo from 1910, I will talk about the overthrow of the monarchy, but for today, you get a 100 reis from 1900. I like this one more than the other reis of the time as the others had a likeness of the king and like the current US money, old men on coins is just not very pleasing.





Issuer: Portugal
King: Carlos I (1889-1908)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Year: 1900
Value: 100 Réis (100)
Currency: Real (decimalized, 1835-1910)
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 23 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: 1911
References: KM# 546, Gomes# C1 07,01
Mintage: 16,000,000

This is one I have a duplicate.
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09/30/2021 5:30 pm
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 Posted 09/30/2021  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I checked out your 180 coins from Portugal. You have a very nice and extensive selection!


thank you hfjacinto.

My neighbour across the road gave me some 50 centavos and that got me started on the coins from Portugal and then after that I traded a few times with a friend in Portugal.

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 Posted 10/01/2021  08:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today we go back to the First Republic and the escudo (well the centavo).






Issuer: Portugal
Period: First Republic (1910-1926)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1924-1927
Value: 5 Centavos (0.05 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Medal alignment
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 572, Schön# 27
Mintage: 26,320,000
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