Portugal, 100 Escudos 1981


ID Number: SR16-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Portugal, 100 Escudos 1981
Country or State: Portugal
Year: 24. February 1981
Head of State/Ruler: António dos Santos Ramalho Eanes (16th President of Portugal)
Reign: In office: 14 July 1976 – 9 March 1986
Currency: Escudos
Face Value: 100 Escudos
Subject/Theme: O Rossio nos Prinipios do Seculo XIX
Obverse: Portrait of Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage (1765 - 1805) was a Portuguese Neoclassic poet, writing at the beginning of his career under the pen name Elmano Sadino, engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1806). This engraving based on a painting by Henrique Jose da Silva (1805).
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Reverse: Early 19th centery scene of Rossio Square in Lisbon.
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Watermark: Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage
Note: First Issue: 03 December 1980
Last Issue: 21 November 1987
Withdrawn from circulation: 31 May 1990.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden, Surrey England.
Dimensions (B x H): 149 x 74 mm
Krause Catalog Number: KM #178b
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State of Conservation: Fine (F)

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António dos Santos Ramalho Eanes, (born 25 January 1935) is a Portuguese general and politician who was the 16th President of Portugal from 1976 to 1986.

After a long military career in the Portuguese Colonial Wars, he was stationed in Portuguese Angola when the 25 April revolution of 1974 took place. He joined the Movimento das Forças Armadas (MFA or Armed Forces Movement) and after returning to Portugal, he was made president of RTP (Portuguese public television). He ordered the military operations against the pro-communist radical faction of the MFA on 25 November 1975, an event known as the 25 de Novembro, ending that year's "hot summer" (Verão quente). In 1976 he was elected President of Portugal. At the end of 1980 he was re-elected, serving until February 1986. After his presidency, he headed the Democratic Renewal Party (Portuguese: Partido Renovador Democrático), resigning in 1987.

He is also a Member of the Portuguese Council of State, as a former elected President of Portugal. He rejected any suggestion of becoming a Marshal, considering the title unnecessary.