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A Collection Of Coins From Portugal

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 Posted 10/10/2021  9:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Commens I don't have that one :( I have a few more commemoratives but not that one. Portugal has released hundreds of commemorative coins.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  10:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2 more great coins. The only commemorative 50 escudo I have is the 1971 Bank of Portugal.

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 Posted 10/11/2021  08:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all!

Since we had the commemoratives why not also have the regular 50 escudos. This coin also features a stylized Caravela.





Issuer: Portugal
Period: Third Republic (1974-date)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1986-2001
Value: 50 Escudos (50 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 9.41 g
Diameter: 31 mm
Thickness: 1.65 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: 02-28-2002
References: KM# 636, Schön# 95
Mintage (1989): 18,327,000
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 Posted 10/12/2021  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today you get 4 coins. All of these are duplicates (some different dates) but they have been posted before.

The first is the Salazar/April 25 bridge. I recently picked this one up when we were out in San Diego on vacation. It was $9, I couldn't leave one of my country men coins out in CA.





I currently have 3 of the 2$50, this one I picked up from circulation. I miss the times of silver in circulation.




This was the first reis I purchased, it was upgraded with a slightly better condition one.





The last one is Pedro Cabral commemorative. This one is nicer than the one I posted. I recently picked this one up at my local coin shop, he got a world coin collection but sadly very very few coins from Portugal.




Tomorrow we go back to coins I haven't posted.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice additions. :)
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 Posted 10/13/2021  08:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While this coin was around while I was still in Portugal, I don't remember it. I remember the copper 10 Centavos, but not the Aluminum. It could be they get dark quick with usage. They are also tiny coins. Smallest of the Portuguese coins in my collection.





Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1969-1979
Value: 10 Centavos (0.10 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Aluminium
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 15 mm
Thickness: 1.36 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: 02-28-2002
References: KM# 594, Schön# 53
Mintage (1971): 25,673,000
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 Posted 10/14/2021  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of the circulating clad coinage, the 2$50 and 5$00 were my favorite, they evoked Portugal's era of discovery. I already posted the 2$50, here is 5$00




Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1963-1986
Value: 5 Escudos (5 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight1: 7 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm
Thickness: 2.02 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: 02-28-2002
References: KM# 591
Mintage (1969): 3,571,000

The next 2 days posts are the coins I purchased because of Steve
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10/14/2021 07:23 am
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 Posted 10/14/2021  07:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There you go, making me drool again.


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Bring 'em on. :)
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I already posted the 2$50, here is 5$00
Looking good!
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 Posted 10/15/2021  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today you get the first series that I picked up because of Triggersmob (Steve from AU).

When I started picking up coins from Portugal at the coin shops, the 5 escudos was one of the first coins I found. I really liked that it was silver and a commemorative. But I didn't know that the Banco do Portugal actually released 3 of the coins. I only found that out when putting the coins in flips with the information. Checking out Numista, I realized that there were 3 coins in the set. While finding each one individually wasn't an issue, the cost for the 20 Escudos was pretty high. A few weeks ago an internet seller I use http://www.allensinc.com/coins/worl..._coins_p.htm ) added all 3 as a set at a fair price.

So here you go the 3 set of 1960 Commemoratives to Prince Henry the Navigator





Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Circulating commemorative coin
Year: 1960
Value: 5 Escudos (5 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Silver (.650)
Weight: 7 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 587
Mintage: 800,000






Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Circulating commemorative coin
Year: 1960
Value: 10 Escudos (10 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Silver (.680)
Weight: 12.5 g
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: 05-01-1966
References: KM# 588
Mintage: 200,000




Issuer: Portugal
Period: Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type: Circulating commemorative coin
Year: 1960
Value: 20 Escudos (20 PTE)
Currency: Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition: Silver (.800)
Weight: 21 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 2.85 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 589
Mintage: 200000

The 10 and 20 escudos are harder to find as they are 1/4 of the mintage of the 5 escudos and correspondingly more expensive.
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10/15/2021 07:48 am
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 Posted 10/15/2021  07:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So who was Prince Henry the Navigator?

Dom Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu (4 March 1394 - 13 November 1460), better known as Prince Henry the Navigator (Portuguese: Infante Dom Henrique, o Navegador), was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion. Through his administrative direction, he is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discovery. Henry was the fourth child of the Portuguese King John I.

After procuring the new caravel ship, Henry was responsible for the early development of Portuguese exploration and maritime trade with other continents through the systematic exploration of Western Africa, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the search for new routes. He encouraged his father to conquer Ceuta (1415), the Muslim port on the North African coast across the Straits of Gibraltar from the Iberian Peninsula. He learned of the opportunities offered by the Saharan trade routes that terminated there, and became fascinated with Africa in general; he was most intrigued by the Christian legend of Prester John and the expansion of Portuguese trade. He is regarded as the patron of Portuguese exploration.

He established a court in Sagres on the South/westernmost point in Portugal In the 1400's this was the end of the known world. Sea Monsters lie west. But for all his discoveries, they weren't done just for knowledge. There was money to be made by exploiting these new found lands.
Initially there was a romantic view that Sagres was a school for navigation, but the more critical view rather than a nautical school in the modern sense of the word, Sagres was a meeting place for sailors and scientists to exchange information and techniques regarding maps, shipbuilding and organize expeditions. According to this view, the Portuguese learned navigation in a practical way, on the decks of the ships.

I've been to Sagres, and it is the end of the road. To the west and south lie only ocean. The court Prince Henry made is still there. There is some dispute whether this was actually a school but Cartographers and others that helped with navigation were employed by Infante D. Henrique. The true story maybe lost to the ages.



And while the court sits on a promontory, the whole coast is a hundred feet below the land. Still nice place to go for vacation.


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 Posted 10/15/2021  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hfjacinto, thank you for the history lesson, but tell me how I influenced you to buy these coins, I don't have those in my collection.

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