Angola 1948 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck 1948-49 for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. The 1949 is considered very scarce. A smaller twenty centavos (KM 78) was struck in 1962, 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: 7,850,000.

Specification: 3 g, bronze, 20.8 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 71, Gomes-11.01.


  • 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.

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