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1 Indian Escudo (1959)
Obverse: Lettering "ESTADO·DA·INDIA", face value with Coat of arms of Portugal in the center. Reverse: Lettering "REPÚBLICA · PORTUGUESA", year and Coat of arms of Portugal in the center.
6,000,000 coins minted. This coin was from Portuguese State of India which lasted till 1961
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: 'shield') is a unit of currency which is used in Cape Verde, and which has been used by Portugal, Spain and their colonies.[1] The original coin was worth 16 silver reais. The Cape Verdean escudo is, and the Portuguese escudo was, subdivided into 100 centavos. Its symbol is the Cifrão, a letter S with two vertical bars superimposed used between the units and the subdivision (for example, 25Dollar sign with two vertical lines50).

In Spain and its colonies, the escudo refers to a gold coin worth sixteen reales de plata or forty reales de vellón.

Currencies named "escudo"[edit]




  1. ^ "World escudo coins on Colnect coin catalog". Colnect. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013.