Angola 1957 50 centavos
This type was struck 1953-61 for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. It superseded a nickel-bronze type struck 1948-50 and was the last of the denomination. After a protracted struggle, Angola obtained its independence in 1975 and then dissolved into civil war as various factions contended for control.
Recorded mintage: 8,873,000.
Specification: bronze, 20 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 75, Gomes-16.04.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.