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1996 Palladium 200 Escudo Coin - Portuguese Arrival in China

Starting in 1987, Portugal released a number of prestige proof coins and sets, including some in palladium. It appears to have been a very successful series, and they all catalogue at healthy prices, according to Krause.


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The Golden Era of Portuguese Discoveries

The central theme of the prestige proof sets was the era when Portuguese navigators were leading the world in the discovery of new lands. Each set is described as a series of coins, spanning a number of years.

This Coin is Part of Series I

Date Denomination Description Mintage Grade
1987 100 Escudos Nuno Tristão Rio Gambia 1446 2,000 Proof, about FDC
1989 100 Escudos Discovery of Madeira. 1420 Madeira Porto Santo 1419 2,500 Proof, about FDC
1991 200 Escudos Columbus & Portugal 1476 - 1485 3,500 Proof, about FDC
1993 200 Escudos Espingarda - Musket 1543 - 1575 3,500 Proof, about FDC
1996 200 Escudos 1513 Portuguese Arrival in China 1,000 Proof, about FDC


Denomination Diameter (mm) Weight (g) Alloy (ppt) AMW (tr oz)
200 Escudos 35.5 31.119 999.5 1.0

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