Portugal 500 Escudo 1966 banknote front (2), featuring João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince

Portugal – 500 Escudos – Year 1966 – John II, Great-Nephew of Henry the Navigator

Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, Year 1966 – Face and Back
Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, year 1966 front, Featuring  portrait of João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince
Portugal 1966

João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince, is featured on our banknote.
John II revived the work of his great-uncle, the renowned, Henry the Navigator, advancing the exploration of Africa. These explorations are celebrated on the front and back of our banknote.

Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, year  1966 back
Portugal 1966 500
Portugal 500 Escudo 1978 banknote front (2), featuring philosopher, Francisco Sanches

Portugal – 500 Escudos – Year 1978 – Braga, Home of Francisco Sanches

Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, Year 1978 – Face and Back
Portugal 500 escudos banknote, year 1978 front, featuring philosopher, Francisco Sanches
Portugal 1978 500

The great philosopher, Francisco Sanches, is featured on our banknote. He is understood to have been born in Spain, but baptized with early education in Braga, Portugal. 16th century Braga Portugal is featured on the front and back of our banknote.

Portugal 500 escudos banknote, year 1978 back
Portugal 1978 500