Portugal is the westernmost state of Europe located on the Iberian Peninsula. Ancient land of Portugal is now considered as one of the most peaceful states in the world, because it avoids participating in military conflicts. Nowadays, Portugal is a part of European Union and shares euro as its official currency, abolished its former Portuguese coins and notes called escudos. Portugal has the rich ancient history with its numerous traces, left over the whole territory. Many of the picturesque architectural masterpieces of different times in Portugal are UNESCO Heritage Sites. There are buildings of Iron Age, Roman Empire, Moors and Christian kingdoms remained. The Gothic cathedrals and monasteries are splendid landmarks of Portugal as well. Due to that and warm Mediterranean climate, tourists visit the country all year long. Beautiful landmarks of the state appear on souvenir goods, including special coins of Portugal minted for collectors.
Portugal has the longest colonization era; it gave away its last colony of Macau to China in 1999. So called Age of Discovery was opened by Portuguese explorers in 1415 with setting the first Portugal colony. Portuguese discovered Madeira and Azores, Brazil, North America, reached India and South Africa, as well as Japan, Taiwan and China. There are some evidences, that it was Portuguese ship that first reached Australia, before Dutch ones did. Colonies and trading missions made the country a strong and prosperous state, the art and culture of that period are called the Portuguese Renaissance. Most of the colonies gain their independence till 1971.
The maritime conquers are the main theme of Portuguese history and a great part of its landmarks. The commemorative coins of Portugal often depict images, connected to the Age of Discovery, former colonies and vessels. Current collectible Portuguese coins can be made either of precious metal or base metal, but the artwork and mintage quality are always perfect. Due to coins of Portugal are quite rare, they will become the beautiful addition to any coin collection. Wonderful and exotic Portuguese coins are available at Coinsberg.com 24/7! We offer not only perfect collectable coins of Portugal, but provide free shipping of orders worldwide.
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