Crown Size Silver Coin from Portugal 1972 PCGS MS65 50 Escudos 400th Anniversary Heroic Epic 'Os Lusiadas'
Description: A beautiful crown size silver coin from Portugal. This is the 1972 fifty escudos silver coin displaying the winged lady or victory standing flanked by the dates 1572 and 1972 with a legend along the edge on the obverse. The reverse depicts a book with the title 'Os Lusiadas' within the center of a cross all within a circle with a legend along the edge. The coin has the denomination along the edge of the reverse. This is KM 602 weighing ~18 grams of 0.650 silver and measuring about 34 mm in diameter. The coin has a reeded edge. The coin is beautiful retaining all of its original mint luster and displaying no wear. It is graded MS65 by PCGS and comes in a plastic holder. Please carefully review the photos provided as they are part and parcel of our description. Additional Information According to Wikipedia "Os Lusíadas, usually translated as The Lusiads, is a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões. It is often regarded as the most important work of Portuguese literature and is frequently compared to the Aeneid, Virgil's great epic poem. The work celebrates the discovery of a sea route to India by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1469–1524). The ten cantos of the poem are in ottava rima and total 1,102 stanzas. Written in Homeric fashion, the poem focuses mainly on a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Os Lusíadas is often regarded as Portugal's national epic, much as Virgil's Aeneid was for the Ancient Romans, or Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for the Ancient Greeks. It was written when Camões was an exile in Macau and was first printed in 1572, three years after the author returned to Portugal.
Date: The coin is date 1972.
Size and Weight: This is a silver coin weighs ~18 grams of 0.650 silver and is ~34 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #602.
Condition: The coin is graded as uncirculated mint state MS65 by PCGS and comes in a plastic slab. The coin retains all of its original mint luster and displays no wear. It is great looking and in absolutely great condition. Please see scan for additional condition information.
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