TRIVIA: Founding of Portigal Commemorative

In 1989 Portugal issued a 250 Escudos coin measauring 37mm to commemorate the 850th Anniversary of the Founding of Poland. The coin was struck in Copper-Nickel for circulation (750,000). Another coin was struck in silver (0.8327 oz. ASW). (15,000 Unc and 30,000 Proofs). The obverse of all features 7 tiny churches in the formation of a cross to the left if the shield with 1989 to bottom left of shield. Reverse features a sword whose tip punctures through cresent while separating the founding dates 1140 and 1139. 1139 severs upper point of cresent on C-N business strike coin ( photo):

1989 Business Strike 250 Escudos (C-N):…gal%20Founding

Designs are the same on the Silver coins except the dates are within a circle below design:

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