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Portugal Gold Coins

Brief Notes on Portuguese History
Portugal was known to the Romans as Lusitania, after the Lusitani tribe who previously inhabited it. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Portugal was dominated by the Visogoths and Moors until the 12th century, when it emerged as an independent kingdom. From the 14th century, inspired by Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese explorers opened up most of the new world, having control over half of it by the late 15th century. The English, French, Spanish and Dutch later seized most of it, leaving Portugal few of its imperial possessions, its largest being Brazil, which remained part of the Portuguese Empire until its independence in 1822.
In 1910, the monarchy was overthrown and replaced by a republic, and again in 1974, the government was taken over by a military junta. In 1986, Portugal joined the EEC as its 11th member.

Portuguese Gold Coins
Portugal has produced gold coins denominated in reis, cruzados, escudos, dobra, and peca.
We often have Portuguese gold coins for sale. The table below show specifications for some of the more common Portuguese gold coins, followed by coins for sale from our stock.

DenominationDiameterWeightAlloyGold Content
200 Escudos3627.2.91660.8016
100 Escudos3424.91660.7077

Key to Table
Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Gross weight in grams
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces

Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1987100 EscudosDiscovery Series - Diogo Cao 1486Proof, FDCAsk£485$800
1989100 Escudos1439 Arquipélago dos Açores 1427 - 1452Proof, FDCAsk£485$800
1994200 Escudos1439 Arquipélago dos Açores 1427 - 1452Proof, FDCAsk£550$910

1987 - 1988 Portuguese Prestige Proof Coin Sets
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order
Rest of World (where available) £10 International Registered (fully insured)

Other Portuguese Coins
For Portuguese coins in silver or base metal, or Portuguese coin sets other than gold, please look at the Portuguese Coins page of our original website.

Obverse of 1987 Portuguese 100 Escudos
Obverse of 1987 Portuguese 100 Escudos


Reverse of 1987 Portuguese 100 Escudos
Reverse of 1987 Portuguese 100 Escudos

Reverse of 1994 Portuguese Gold 200 Escudos
Reverse of 1994 Portuguese Gold 200 Escudos


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