Monday, December 19, 2011
500 Escudos - D. João II - 1966
Depicted in the image is one of the most beautiful portuguese escudos Banknote. This uncirculated banknote is illustrated with the portrait of D. John II (1455-1495), the thirteenth King of Portugal and the Algarves, on the right, and also with the reproduction of an antique map of the coast of Africa in the centre.
Reverse: the central sculptural group with two figures of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the compass rose on the left and the remaining drawings are made for the reproduction of an antique map of the coast of Africa.
First issue: 1966, 25 January
Second and last issue: 1979, 6 September
Recalled: 1988, 29 January