The Spanish expedition to the East Indies began in 1519 and ended in 1522, resulting in the
first circumnavigation of the Earth.
The design depicts the effigy of Fernão De Magalhães. At the right side, in semicircle, is the inscription ‘CIRCUM NAVEGAÇÃO’ (circumnavigation) and underneath the inscription ‘1519 FERNÃO DE MAGALHÃES’. At the left side, in semicircle, is the year of issuance ‘2019’ and the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’.
Subject of commemoration
500 years of the first circumnavigation organised and led by the Portuguese explorer and navigator Fernão De Magalhães
Date of issue