The event, known as the first Portuguese territorial discovery, marked a historic milestone in
the consolidation of Portugal as a maritime power and gave rise to the Portuguese Age of Discoveries (1418-1522).
The design depicts the Madeira Archipelago and the island of Porto Santo. In semicircle are the inscriptions ‘600 anos do Descobrimento da Madeira e de Porto Santo’ and ‘PORTUGAL 2019’.
Subject of commemoration
600 years of the discovery of the Madeira Archipelago, by the Portuguese navigators Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Tristão Vaz.
Date of issue