Angola 1952 10 escudos

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This type was struck 1952 and 1955 for the Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Africa south of the Congo. The two dates are priced the same in the SCWC. After a protracted struggle, Angola obtained its independence in 1975 and then dissolved into civil war as various factions contended for control.

Recorded mintage: 2,023,000.

Specification: 5 g, .720 fine silver, 24 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 73, Gomes-20.01.

Source:

  • 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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