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200 escudos PORTUGAL (1991-2001) Garcia de Orta

200 escudos 1991-2001 Garcia de Orta - Coins of Portugal
200 escudos 1991-2001 Garcia de Orta - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
28.0 mm 9.8 g 2.1 mm Cu79Zn20Ni1 / Cu75Ni25
obverse:
above the coin centre a shield over an armillary sphere - Portuguese Coat of Arms; below in two lines face value: 200 / ESCUDOS; along the top edge: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA (Republic of Portugal); along the bottom edge year of issue
reverse:
torso of the naturalist with a book and a flower in his hands; along the right edge of coin's core: GARCIA DE ORTA; on the bottom of coin's ring waves; along the left edge olive branch; along the right edge cereal ear
edge:
seven sections plain and seven reeded
issue date:
12 XII 1989
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
José Cândido (signature J.CANDIDO on coin's ring below cereal ear on the reverse)
mint:
Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint), Lisbon (mint mark INCM on coin's ring below olive branch on the reverse)
mintage:
1991 32 980 000 + 20 000 in annual sets
1992 10 980 000 + 20 000 in annual sets
1993 - + 20 000 in annual sets
1996 - + 15 084 in annual sets
1997 4 980 000 + 20 000 in annual sets
1998 17 849 500 + 16 500 in annual sets
1999 5 996 639 + 3 361 in annual sets
2000 3 126 000 + 10 000 in annual sets
2001 200 000 + 50 000 in annual sets
interesting facts:
Garcia de Orta (1501[2]-1568) - Portuguese physician and naturalist, pioneer of tropical medicine.

A statue of the naturalist in front of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Lisbon (sculpture by Joaquim Martins Correia)

Garcia de Orta
last update: 10 VI 2014

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