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1 escudo PORTUGAL (1969-1979)

1 escudo 1969-1979 - Coins of Portugal
1 escudo 1969-1979 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
26.0 mm 8.0 g 2.8 mm Cu95Sn3Zn2
obverse:
in the coin centre five shields from Portuguese Coat of Arms; along the top edge: + REPVBLICA • PORTVGVESA + (REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA - Republic of Portugal); along the bottom edge year of issue
reverse:
on coin top in two lines face value: 1 / ESCVDO (ESCUDO); below five cereal ears
edge:
plain
issue date:
4 VIII 1969
withdrawal date:
1 I 1987
designer:
Marcelino Norte de Almeida (signature M NORTE along the edge near right ears on the reverse)
mint:
Casa da Moeda (The Mint) (name until 1972)

Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint) (name from 1972), Lisbon
mintage:
1969 3 020 000
1970 6 009 000
1971 7 860 000
1972 3 815 000
1973 20 467 000
1974 11 444 000
1975 8 473 000
1976 7 353 000
1977 6 218 000
1978 7 061 000
1979 14 241 000
interesting facts:
The first King of Portugal - Afonso Henriques (Alfonso I the Conqueror) (ca. 1109-1185) - had in his Coat of Arms a blue cross on a silver shield into which five silver coins were composed. The coins symbolised the right to mint money. Alfonso's son - Sancho I - arranged the cross from five shields with five coins on each of them, which are until today in Portuguese Coat of Arms and flag.
last update: 10 VI 2014

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