1916, Portugal (Republic). Silver 20 Centavos Coin. AU+
Mint Year: 1916 Reference: KM-562. Denomination: 20 Centavos Condition: Minor deposits, light contact-marks, otherwise AU+ Material: Silver (.835) Diameter: 24mm Weight: 4.93gm
Obverse: Allegorical figure of the Portuguese Republic (or Lady Liberty) left, wearing Phrygian cap and corn-ear wreath. Legend: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA 1916 Reverse: Portugueze shield on globe within olive-wreath. Legend: 20 CENTAVOS
The First Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: Primeira República) spans a complex 16 year period in the history of Portugal, between the end of the period of constitutional monarchy marked by the 5 October 1910 revolution and the 28 May coup d'état of 1926. The last movement instituted a military dictatorship known as Ditadura Nacional (national dictatorship) that would be followed by the corporatist Estado Novo (new state) regime of António de Oliveira Salazar.