Angola 1921 5 centavos
This type was struck 1921-24 for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. It was accompanied by a bronze one and two centavos (KM 60 and 61). After a protracted struggle, Angola obtained its independence in 1975 and then dissolved into civil war as various factions contended for control.
Recorded mintage: 720,000.
Specification: 8 g, bronze, 25 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 62, Gomes-06.01.
- 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.