• 10 Centavos 1915, KM# 563, Portugal
  • 10 Centavos 1915, KM# 563, Portugal
Obverse

Liberty head left, surrounded by the country name. Date below.

REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
1915

Reverse

Coat of arms of Portugal within olive wreath and above value.

The coat of arms of Portugal is popularly referred as the Cinco Quinas (Five Quinas) or simply the Quinas (a quina being each of the five escutcheons in form of a cross with five bezants of the Portuguese shield). In the late 14th century, the number of bezants was fixed in five. Late explanations interpret them as the five wounds of Jesus Christ. The shield resting in front is composed of seven golden castles, which represent the Moorish castles conquered during the Reconquista. Behind the shield is an armillary sphere, which was a navigational instrument, and symbolizes Portugal's importance during the Age of Discovery.

10 CENTAVOS

Edge

10 Centavos

KM# 563
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.835
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM)

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