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25 escudos PORTUGAL (1984) Carnation Revolution

25 escudos 1984 Carnation Revolution - Coins of Portugal
25 escudos 1984 Carnation Revolution - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
28.5 mm 11.0 g 2.25 mm Cu75Ni25
obverse:
below the centre Portuguese Coat of Arms; in the background two ocean waves; along the top edge: • REPUBLICA + PORTUGUESA • (Republic of Portugal); along the bottom edge dates: 1974 / 1984 divided by Portuguese Coat of Arms
reverse:
above the coin centre large numeral: 25; lower in two lines: ABRIL / 1984 (April and year of issue); along the left edge: • DEMOCRACIA (democracy); along the bottom and right edge face value: 25 ESCUDOS • LIBERDADE (liberty)
edge:
reeded
issue date:
16 IV 1984
withdrawal date:
1 VII 1989
designer:
Hélder Batista (signature HELDER BATISTA over 1974 on the obverse)
mint:
Mint mark of the Portuguese Mint Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint), Lisbon (mint mark over 1984 on the obverse)
mintage:
1984 1 980 000
interesting facts:
Carnation Revolution - the military coup begun on April 25th, 1974, which aimed to remove the last western-european dictatorship. The revolution resulted in introducing democracy in Portugal, but also in a loss of Portuguese colonies. The event own its name to people, who were filling rifle barrels with carnations.

Carnation Revolution
last update: 10 VI 2014

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