St. Thomas and Prince 1962 50 centavos

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This type was minted in Lisbon for the Portuguese colony of Sao Tomé e Principe in 1962 and 1971. Previous issues were dated 1928-29, 1948 and 1951. The coin is common. The colony, originally a slave trading station, later turned to sugar production and finally cacao. The Portuguese withdrew in 1975.

Recorded mintage: 480,000.

Specification: 3.95 g, bronze, 20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 17.1, Gomes-10.01.


  • 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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