Portugal, 50 Escudos 1980


ID Number: SR16-0102
Category: Paper Money
Description: Portugal, 50 Escudos 1980
Country or State: Portugal
Year: 01 February 1980
Period: Constitution of the Republic (1976–present)
Head of State/Ruler: António dos Santos Ramalho Eanes
Reign: 14 July 1976 – 9 March 1986
Currency: Escudos
Face Value: 50 Escudos
Obverse: Queen Infanta Dona Maria (her full name was Infanta Maria Francisca Isabel Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana de Portugal) (17 December 1734 – 20 March 1816)
Obverse Legend: Banco de Portugal; Cinquenta Escudos ouro; Fifty Escudos; Lisboa, 1 de Fevereiro de 1980
Obverse Designer: Joãode Sousa Araújo
Reverse: Drawing of Sintra Royal Palace in 1507
Reverse Legend:  
Reverse Designer: Joãode Sousa Araújo

Watermark: Infanta Dona Maria

Printer: Thomas De La Rue and Company, Limited

Total Emission: Nearly 80 million banknotes

Dimensions (B x H): 142 x 70 mm
Krause Catalog Number: Pick# 174
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)

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Dona Maria I (English: Mary I) (17 December 1734 – 20 March 1816) was Queen of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves. Known as Maria the Pious (in Portugal), or Maria the Mad (in Brazil), she was the first undisputed Queen regnant of Portugal. With Napoleon's European conquests, her court, then under the direction of Prince Dom João, the Prince Regent, moved to the then Portuguese colony of Brazil. Later on, Brazil would be elevated from the rank of a colony to that of a Kingdom, with the consequential formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.