20 Reis Kingdom of Portugal (1139-1910) Copper Maria II of Portug ...

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1842

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Maria II of Portugal (1819-1853)                   
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1842, Madeira (Portuguese Colony), Maria II. Scarce Copper 20 Reis  Coin. 

Mint Year: 1842 Reference: KM-3 ($50 in Fine!). Denomination: 20 Reis (XX Reis) Material: Copper Weight: 38.42gm Diameter: 36mm

Obverse: Large value numeral (XX) within wreath. Legend: * PECUNIA MADEIRENSIS * 1842 *     Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Portugal. Legend: MARIA . II . D . G . PORTUG . ET . ALG . REGINA

Madeira, officially the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Portuguese: Região Autónoma da Madeira), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, the other being the Azores. It is an archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia, just under 400 kilometres (250 mi) to the north of the Canary Islands and 520 kilometres (320 mi) west of Morocco. Madeira is geologically located on the African Tectonic Plate, though the archipelago is culturally, economically and politically European. Its total population was estimated in 2016 at 289,000. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, which is located on the main island’s south coast.

The archipelago includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. The region has political and administrative autonomy through the Administrative Political Statute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira provided for in the Portuguese Constitution. The autonomous region is an integral part of the European Union as an outermost region. Madeira generally has a very mild and moderated subtropical climate with mediterranean summer droughts and winter rain. Many microclimates are found at different elevations.

Madeira was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Age of Discovery.

As of 2017, it was a popular year-round resort, being visited every year by about 1.4 million tourists, almost five times its population. The region is noted for its Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, flora and fauna, landscapes (laurel forest) that are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embroidery artisans. The main harbour in Funchal has long been the leading Portuguese port in cruise liner dockings, receiving more than half a million tourists through its main port in 2017, being an important stopover for commercial and trans-Atlantic passenger cruises between Europe, the Caribbean and North Africa. In addition, the International Business Centre of Madeira, also known as the Madeira Free Trade Zone, was created formally in the 1980s as a tool of regional economic policy. It consists of a set of incentives, mainly tax-related, granted with the objective of attracting foreign direct investment based on international services into Madeira.

Dona Maria II (4 April 1819 – 15 November 1853) “the Educator” (Portuguese: "a Educadora") or “the Good Mother” (Portuguese: "a Boa Mãe"), reigned as Queen of Portugal from 1826 to 1828, and again from 1834 to 1853. Born in Rio de Janeiro, she was the first child of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil and his first wife, Empress Maria Leopoldina and thus a member of the House of Braganza. One of the two surviving children born when Pedro was still heir apparent to Portugal, she inherited Portuguese titles and was placed in the line of succession to the former Portuguese throne, even after becoming a member of the Brazilian Imperial Family, from which she was excluded in 1835 after her definitive ascension to the Portuguese throne.


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1842, Madeira (Portuguese Colony), Maria II. Scarce Copper 20 Reis Coin. Fine! Mint Year: 1842 Reference: KM-3 ($50 in Fine!). Denomination: 20 Reis (XX Reis) Condition: A well-circulated Fine! Material: Copper Weight: 38.42gm Diameter: 36mm Obverse: Large value numeral (XX) within ...
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