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1948 Portugal 10 escudos NGC MS65

Portugal's history as a major power through its maritime exploration and colonization is brought to life by the ship shown on the obverse of this 10 escudos coin. This ship design is known as a carrack and they were used for exploration and trade at the height of Portuguese power.

As the world began to recover from World War II, Portugal attempted, and to a considerable degree succeeded, in resuming maritime trade which began to bring a glimmer of economic prosperity to the country.

With a mintage of 507,000 few remain in gem uncirculated condition. NGC lists only 2 examples graded higher than this one.

1948 Portual 10 escudos

30mm 12.5g Reeded Edge

Composition: 0.835 silver 0.3334 ASW

KM# 582


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