Portugal 1951 1 escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is from a type struck for Portugal 1927-68. The later issues of the 1960's are quite common but many earlier dates are not. The 1935 is the key, priced in the SCWC at $6,000 in uncirculated. This date is common. This bust of Liberty was also used on the fifty centavos of 1927-68 and several colonial coins. Portugal, then under the dictatorship of Antonio Salazar, did not waste any time on idle mottos such a "Liberty," "Freedom," or "Justice."

Recorded mintage: 2,500,000.

Specification: 7.5 g, copper-nickel, reeded edge, 27.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 578, Gomes-25.12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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