Angola 1961 50 centavos
This type was struck 1953-61 for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. Altho this is not the highest mintage Angolan coin, it is readily available in all grades from many dealers who have no other Angolan coins. After a protracted struggle, Angola obtained its independence in 1975 and then dissolved into civil war as various factions contended for control.
Recorded mintage: 8,750,000.
Specification: 4 g, bronze, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 75, Gomes-16.06.
- 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.