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25 escudos PORTUGAL (1980 [1981]) Madeira

25 escudos 1980 [1981] Madeira - Coins of Portugal
25 escudos 1980 [1981] Madeira - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
28.5 mm 11.0 g 2.25 mm Cu75Ni25
obverse:
above the centre next to each other a shield from Portuguese Coat of Arms and a shield from Madeira Coat of Arms; below in two lines face value: 25 / ESCUDOS; along the top edge: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA (Republic of Portugal); along the bottom edge: R.A.M. (REGIÃO AUTÓNOMA DA MADEIRA - Autonomous Region of Madeira)
reverse:
in the centre a head of Madeira's discoverer en face; below it: ZARCO; along the top edge: REGIÃO AUTÓNOMA DA MADEIRA (Autonomous Region of Madeira); along the bottom edge planned year of issue: 1981
edge:
reeded
issue date:
16 VIII 1980
withdrawal date:
1 VII 1989
designer:
Manuela Granja (signature MANUELA GRANJA over "O" in ZARCO on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of the Portuguese Mint Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint), Lisbon (mint mark with date (19)81 over "Z" in ZARCO on the reverse)
mintage:
1980 750 000
interesting facts:
João Gonçalves Zarco (1390-1471) - Portuguese sailor and explorer. Founder of Funchal - the first settlement on Madeira.

João Gonçalves Zarco
photo: Hedwig Storch; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 10 VI 2014

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