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25 escudos PORTUGAL (1983 [1981]) António Feliciano de Castilho

25 escudos 1983 [1981] António Feliciano de Castilho - Coins of Portugal
25 escudos 1983 [1981] António Feliciano de Castilho - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
28.5 mm 11.0 g 2.25 mm Cu75Ni25
obverse:
in the centre Portuguese Coat of Arms; along the top edge: REPUBLICA • PORTUGUESA (Republic of Portugal); along the bottom edge face value: 25 $ 00 (ESCUDOS)
reverse:
in the centre head of the writer facing slightly left; on his left in six lines: ANTÓNIO / FELICIANO / DE / CASTILHO / 1800 /1885; along the top edge in two lines: ANO INTERNACIONAL / DO DEFICENTE 1981 (International Year of Disabled 1981); along the bottom edge: TRABALHO REHABILITAÇÃO (work, rehabilitation)
edge:
reeded
issue date:
22 I 1983
withdrawal date:
1 VII 1989
designer:
Marcelino Norte de Almeida, Armando Matos Simões (signature M SIMÕES over REHABILITAÇÃO 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)82 over TRABALHO on the reverse)
mintage:
1983 1 990 000
interesting facts:
António Feliciano de Castilho (1800-1875) - Portuguese writer. At the age of six he lost his sight. Owing to his brilliant memory and family support he graduated university majoring in Latin literature.

Encyclopedic sources (e.g. Britannica) state 1875 as the year of death of the writer. On the coin however, year 1885 is struck.

António Feliciano de Castilho
last update: 10 VI 2014

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