Portugal, 100 Escudos 400th Anniversary of the Death of D. Antonio Prior do Crato

A commemorative coin from Portugal: a 100 Escudos commemorative of the death of Dom Antonio Prior do Crato, between a small crownsized and crownsized. They were made when the mints thought about and cared for collectors.
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