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50 Escudos, 1980

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Infante Dona Maria

Front: Dona Maria I (1734-1816), Queen of Portugal

Back: Sintra in 1507

 

20 Escudos, 1978

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Front: Gago Coutinho (1869-1959), Portuguese aviation pioneer

Back: Sea biplane

 

100 Escudos, 1984

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Front: Manuel Maria Barbosa de Bocage (1765-1805), Portuguese poet

Back: Rossio Square in Lisbon around early 19th century

 

100 Escudos, 1988

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Front: Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa (1888-1935), Portuguese poet

Back: Rosebud

 

500 Escudos, 1993

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Front: Jose Xavier Mouzinho da Silveira (1780-1849), Portuguese politician

Back: Sheaf

 

500 Escudos, 1997

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Front: João de Barros (1496-1570), Portuguese historian

Back: Allegory of the Portuguese Discoveries

 

1000 Escudos, 1998

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Front: Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467-1520), a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the discoverer of Brazil.

Back: Sailing ship; Animals of Brazil

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2000 Escudos, 1996

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Front: Bartolomeu Dias (1450-1500), Portuguese explorer

Back: Sailing ship; Compass card; Map

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5000 Escudos, 1995

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Front: Vasco da Gama (1460s-1524), Portuguese explorer

Back: Sailing ship; Vasco da Gama with authorities in Calcutta

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10000 Escudos, 1997

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Front: Infante D. Henrique (1394-1460), Duke of Viseu, better known as Henry the Navigator

Back: Sailing ship

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Portugal, located in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, emerged as an independent kingdom in the 12th century. Portugal's explorers roamed the world's oceans in the 14th and 15th centuries. By 1494 it had colonized half of the transoceanic world. The monarchy was overthrown and a republic was established in 1910. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Portugal.

Beginning on January 1, 2002 Euro becomes the official currency for Portugal.

 

 

 

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