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2.5 escudos PORTUGAL (1932-1951)

2.5 escudos 1932-1951 - Coins of Portugal
2.5 escudos 1932-1951 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
20.0 mm 3.5 g 1.4 mm Ag 650
obverse:
in the centre shield over armillary sphere - Portuguese Coat of Arms; along the bottom edge face value 2 $ 50 (ESCUDOS - 2 and half escudo)
reverse:
carrack sailing left; below it year of issue; along the top edge: REPUBLICA • PORTUGUESA (Republic of Portugal)
edge:
reeded
issue date:
9 VI 1931
withdrawal date:
1969
designer:
João da Silva (signature J.DA SILVA under ship's stern on the reverse), stamps were engraved by Arnaldo Fragoso (signature FRAGOSO.GR. - GRAVADOR - engraver - below carrack's bow on the reverse)
mint:
Casa da Moeda (The Mint), Lisbon
mintage:
1932 2 592 000
1933 2 457 000
1937 1 000 000
1940 2 763 000
1942 3 847 000
1943 8 302 000
1944 9 134 000
1945 6 316 000
1946 3 208 000
1947 2 610 000
1948 1 814 000
1951 4 000 000
interesting facts:
Armillary sphere is an astronomical instrument used for calculating a position of astronomical objects and thus supporting sailing. The shape of armillary sphere is composed into Portuguese Coat of Arms and flag.

Armillary sphere
last update: 10 VI 2014

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