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10 escudos PORTUGAL (1932-1948)

10 escudos 1932-1948 - Coins of Portugal
10 escudos 1932-1948 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
30.0 mm 12.5 g 1.9 mm Ag 835
obverse:
in the centre shield over armillary sphere - Portuguese Coat of Arms; along the bottom edge face value: 10 $ 00 (ESCUDOS)
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:
1 I 1955
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 3 220 000
1933 1 780 000
1934 400 000
1937 500 000
1940 1 200 000
1942 186 000
1948 507 000
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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