Escudo

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

The escudo (Portuguese and Spanish: "shield") was a unit of currency historically used in Portugal and Spain and in their colonies in South America, Asia, and Africa.[1] It was originally worth 16 silver reales. The Cape Verdean escudo and the former Portuguese escudo (PTE), each subdivided into 100 centavos, are named after the historical currency.

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