Portugal 1947 5 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is from a type struck for Portugal 1932-51. The handsome caravel design was also used on two-and-a-half and ten escudos coins. When the issue of five escudos resumed in 1963, it was a copper-nickel coin.

Recorded mintage: 2,420,000, a common date.

Specification: 7 g, .650 fine silver, .146 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 581, Gomes-25.09.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Reis, Lina, Anuário de Numismática, Moedas e notas 2010, 31ª ediçao, Lisbon: Publinummis, Lda, 2009.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.

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