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100 escudos PORTUGAL (1989-2001)

100 escudos 1989-2001 - Coins of Portugal
100 escudos 1989-2001 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.0 mm 8.3 g 2.3 mm Cu75Ni25 / Cu79Zn20Ni1
obverse:
above the centre a shield over an armillary sphere - Portuguese Coat of Arms; below in two lines face value: 100 / ESCUDOS; along the top edge: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA (Republic of Portugal); along the bottom edge year of issue
reverse:
half-length portait of the mathematician with armmilary sphere in his hands facing left; on his left along the edge of coin's core: PEDRO NUNES; along the coin's edge: EUROPA (Europe) divided by 12 stars (two stars between following letters)
edge:
five sections plain and five reeded
issue date:
20 XII 1989
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
José Cândido (signature JOSÉ CANDIDO at bottom right edge of the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of the Portuguese Mint Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint), Lisbon (mint mark at bottom left edge of the reverse)
mintage:
1989 19 970 000 + 30 000 in annual sets
1990 51 970 000 + 30 000 in annual sets
1991 45 480 000 + 20 000 in annual sets
1992 14 480 000 + 20 000 in annual sets
1993 - + 20 000 in annual sets
1994 - + 20 000 in annual sets
1996 - + 15 084 in annual sets
1997 4 980 000 + 20 000 in annual sets
1998 20 983 500 + 16 500 in annual sets
1999 12 996 639 + 3 361 in annual sets
2000 6 790 000 + 10 000 in annual sets
2001 200 000 + 50 000 in annual sets
varieties:
1990 - edge with six sections plain and six reeded OR edge with five sections plain and five reeded.

Variety of edge of 100 escudos from 1990
interesting facts:
Pedro Nunes (1502-1578) - Portuguese mathematician and cosmograph. He proposed several solutions simplifying sailing. Below an armillary sphere.

Pedro Nunes

armillary sphere
last update: 10 VI 2014

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