Philippe Simon's Collection
EUROPE / EUROPA / ЕВРОПА

PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL 500 REÏS 27/12/1904 series: 2 FK grade: VF+ cat: Pick 105b added: 63 months ago
PORTUGAL 1.000 Escudos 12/03/1998 s.no: 9A7133388 grade: XF- cat: 188c comment: signature titles: Governador & Administrador. signatures: António José Fernandes de Sousa & Abel Moreira Mateus. FRONT / Pedro Álvares Cabral (c. 1467 or 1468 – c. 1520) was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the discoverer of Brazil (22nd of April 1500). BACK / Terra Brasilis - Brazilian jungle - different animals and birds depicted; Portuguese caravela sailing ship; Part of Pero Vaz de Caminha's letter: "..a estender --- os olhos não podiamos ver senão terra e arvoredos - Terra que nos parecia muito extensa"; (.a extend --- the eye could see only land and thickets - earth that seemed to us too long). added: 32 months ago