500rs King Carlos I
    Portugal (silver), 1898

GREEK & ROMAN
Coins from the Greek
and Roman Empire. (480 BC to 450 AD)
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PORTUGAL 1st DIN
Coins from the 1st
Portuguese Dinasty. (1128 to 1383)
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PORTUGAL 2nd DIN
Coins from the 2nd
Portuguese Dinasty. (1385 to 1580)
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PORTUGAL 3rd DIN
Coins from the 3rd
Portuguese Dinasty. (1580 to 1640)
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PORTUGAL 4th DIN
Coins from the 4th
Portuguese Dinasty. (1640 to 1910)
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PORTUGAL REPUBLIC
Coins from the
Portuguese Republic. (From 1910 onwards)
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República (1910 to present day)

A 1910 revolution deposed the Portuguese monarchy starting the First Republic. Political chaos, several strikes, harsh relations with the Church, and considerable economic problems aggravated by a disastrous military intervention in the First World War led to a military coup d'état in 1926, installing the Second Republic that would later become the Estado Novo in 1933.

The burden of so many overseas wars and the lack of political and civil freedoms led to the end of the regime after the Carnation Revolution in April 25 of 1974, an effectively bloodless left-wing military coup, that promised to install a new democratic regime. In 1975, Portugal had its first free multi-party elections, granted independence to its colonies in Africa. In 1986, Portugal entered the EEC, today's European Union. In 1999, the Asian dependency of Macau, was returned to Chinese sovereignty, today seen as a success by China and Portugal. In 2002 Portugal adopted the Euro, and the Escudo finally come to an end.
   

1 Escudo (1914) - Celebrating the 1910 Republic

 

1 Escudo 1916 - República Portuguesa

 

10 Escudos 1928 - República Portuguesa - Centenário da Batalha de Ourique 1139

 

20 Escudos 1960 - República Portuguesa - Quinto Centenário da Morte do Infante Dom Henrique

 

200 Escudos 1997 - República Portuguesa - S. Francisco Xavier 1506-1552

 

1000 Escudos 1997 - República Portuguesa - Centenário das Expedições Oceanográficas 1896-1897

 

 

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