Portugal 50 Escudos banknote 1920

Portugal banknotes 50 Escudos note 1920

Portugal 50 Escudos banknote Banco de Portugal
Portugal 50 Escudos banknote 1920, Banco de Portugal

Obverse: Portrait of Manuel da Silva Passos at center.
Reverse: Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon.

Old Portuguese Escudo banknotes
1920-1928 "Chapa A, 1 & 2" Issue

2,5 Escudos   10 Escudos   20 Escudos   50 Escudos   
100 Escudos   1000 Escudos   1000 Escudos

Terreiro do Paço
The Praça do Comércio (English: Commerce Square) is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço; English: Palace Square), because it was the location of the Paços da Ribeira (Royal Ribeira Palace) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. After the earthquake, the square was completely remodelled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown, ordered by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, who was the Minister of the Kingdom of Portugal from 1750 to 1777, during the reign of Dom José I, King of Portugal.

Manuel da Silva Passos (St. Martin Guifões, Bouças, January 5, 1801 - Santarém, January 18, 1862), better known by Passos Manuel, bachelor's degree in law, lawyer, brilliant parliamentarian, minister in various ministries and one of most prominent figures of the early decades of liberalism, embodying the left of vintista movement in the early phase of the constitutional monarchy, after having assumed the role as the undisputed leader of setembristas.