1910, Portugal. Large Silver 1 Escudo “Birth of the Republic” Coin. XF-AU!
Mint Year: 1910 Reference: KM-560. Denomination: 1 Escudo Condition: Scattered circulation marks in obverse, some toning, otherwise XF-AU! Material: Silver (.835) Weight: 24.90gm Diameter: 37mm
Obverse: Allegorical togate figure of the Portuguese Republic (or Lady Liberty) left, holding torch in right hand. Date (5 of October 1910) fo the “birth” of the Republic of Portugal below. Legend: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA / 5 DE OUTUERO DE 1910 Reverse: Portugueze shield on globe within olive-wreath. Legend: 1 ESCUDO
The First Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: Primeira República) spans a complex 16 year period in the history of Portugal, between the end of the period of constitutional monarchy marked by the 5 October 1910 revolution and the 28 May coup d'état of 1926. The last movement instituted a military dictatorship known as Ditadura Nacional (national dictatorship) that would be followed by the corporatist Estado Novo (new state) regime of António de Oliveira Salazar.