Portugal 100-ESCUDOS (KM693)
Portugal 100-ESCUDOS (KM693)

Portugal 100-ESCUDOS (KM693) Mediterranean Monk Seal

This circulating commemorative coin was issued to celebrate the Lisbon World Expo in 1998. The theme of the fair was "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future."

The Mediterranean Monk Seal is one of the most endangered mammals, with 500 or fewer individuals remaining. Portugal -- along with Mauritania, Morocco, and Spain -- implemented an official action plan in 2007 to aid in the recovery of the species.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Composition: Brass in Copper-Nickel Ring
  • CAT#: KM693

Obverse Legend

REPUBLICA PORTUGESA 100 ESCUDOS 1997

Reverse Legend

EXPOSIÇÃO MUNDIAL DE LISBOA EXPO'98

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