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10 escudos PORTUGAL (1954-1955)

10 escudos 1954-1955 - Coins of Portugal
10 escudos 1954-1955 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
30.55 mm 12.5 g 2.1 mm Ag 680
obverse:
in the centre shield over armillary sphere - Portuguese Coat of Arms divides the face value: 10 / ESC. (ESCUDOS)
reverse:
carrack sailing left; below it year of issue; along the top edge: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA (Republic of Portugal)
edge:
reeded
issue date:
2 I 1954
withdrawal date:
1 V 1966
designer:
João da Silva (signature J.DA SILVA under ship's stern on the reverse)
mint:
Casa da Moeda (The Mint), Lisbon
mintage:
1954 5 764 000
1955 4 056 000
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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