Portugal 200-ESCUDOS (KM691) Chinese Dragon
This circulating commemorative coin was issued to celebrate the ruins of St. Paul's in Macau, China. The religious complex was built by Portuguese Jesuits between 1602 and 1640. In 2005, the ruins were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Most importantly, a huge and amiable Chinese Dragon stands guard over the ruins.
The reverse of the coin features a Chinese Junk and the date 1557, which is when China agreed to let the Portuguese settle in Macau.
- Diameter: 36 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM691