Portugal 1971 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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In 1910, Portugal, having ousted her king, dropped the réis and adopted the escudo, divided into 100 centavos. The specimen shown is from a type struck for Portugal 1969-74, after which the denomination was suspended. The previous type (KM 584) was 21 mm diameter. The escudo was retired in 1999 when Portugal joined the euro.

Recorded mintage: 1,932,919 (lowest mintage date).

Specification: 1.8 g, bronze, 16 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 595, Gomes-17.03.

Source:

  • 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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