Portugal Azores 100 Escudos 1986
Neat coin, Shawn. It is not worth very much because it is so modern, but it is neat anyway.
The Azores is a small group (archipelago) of nine volcanic islands 740 miles off the coast of Portugal with a rich numismatic history. They became an autonomous region (Autonomia Regional) in 1976, so your coin represents the tenth anniversary of that event.
Proof versions of your coin (proof coins are fancy coins produced only for collectors) are made of 92% silver and those are worth a few tens of US dollars. As a copper nickel piece, your coin is worth face value in the Azores. A collector would probably pay $3 to $6 to add it to his or her collection. Why? Because it's a neat coin!
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Shawn, Fri, 15-May-2009 03:39:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 09-May-2013 14:40:57 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 07-Dec-2014 17:58:42 GMT
Requester description: 1986 On one side of the coin, there is an inscription that says 'Republica Portuguesa Acores', with a coat of arms and the value of the coin - 100 escudos. On the opposite face of the coin, there is another inscription that says 'X Aniversario Da Autonomia Regional, 1986' and some sort of flower/plant arrangement. There is also what appears to be an artist's name in small print 'Isabel E (or F). Branco'
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