Mozambique 1936 10 centavos

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Heritage sale 3024, part of lot 28185
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Mozambique in 1942, from Hammond's atlas

The first specimen was part of lot 28185 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), which sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "Half Dozen Coins, Tokens and a Medal, Each grading approximately EF or EF+ are: ...20 Centavos 1941 and 10 Centavos 1936.... Quality is likely typical, attributions of the tokens is tentative. From The Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group." This issue minted in Lisbon for the Portuguese colony of Mozambique, is one of a type struck 1936 only. The coin is not common. In the mid-1960's, nationalists in Mozambique began their agitation for independence, triggering a multifactional war that continued after the Portuguese withdrew in 1975.

Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.

Specification: 4 g, bronze, 22.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 63, Gomes-01.01.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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