10 Escudos, Portuguese Guinea, 1952

10 Escudos, Portuguese Guinea, 1952

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Description
This coin was issued by Portuguese colonial authorities. Colonial powers introduced their own money to make it easier to trade, collect taxes, and demonstrate their political authority.
One (1) 10 escudo coin
Portuguese Guinea, present day Guinea-Bissau, 1952
Obverse Image: Shield within a circle, cross behind.
Obverse Text: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA / 1952
Reverse Image: Coat of arms.
Reverse Text: GUINE / 10$00
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1952
place used
Portuguese Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
associated place
Portuguese Guinea
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.14 cm x 2.41 cm; 1/16 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
NU.79.112 [dup1653]
catalog number
79.112
accession number
1979.1263
Credit Line
The Chase Manhattan Bank
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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