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This article is about the coin. For the car, see Suzuki Escudo.
Juana & Charles I. 1504-1555. AV Escudo (24 mm, 3.38 g, 9 h). Seville mint.
Portuguese coin of 1 escudo, 1987

The escudo is a unit of currency. Historically it was used in Spain, Portugal, and in their colonies in South America, Asia, and Africa.[1] It is still used in Cape Verde to this day. Escudo is Portuguese and Spanish for "shield".