Angola 1948 50 centavos

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This type was struck 1948 and 1950 for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. A bronze fifty centavos (KM 75) was struck 1953-61, 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: 4,000,000.

Specification: 4.5 g, nickel-bronze, plain edge, 22.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 72, Gomes-15.01.


  • 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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