Angola 1927 5 centavos
This type was struck 1927 only for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. It was accompanied by a copper-nickel ten centavos (KM 67), twenty centavos (KM 68) and fifty centavos (KM 69). After a protracted struggle, Angola obtained its independence in 1975 and then dissolved into civil war as various factions contended for control.
Recorded mintage: 2,001,999.
Specification: 1.5 g, nickel-bronze, 15 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 66, 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.