St. Thomas and Prince 1993 25000 dobras

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3243
This specimen was lot 3243 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 250 (about US$329 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"25000 Dobras-50 Ecu 1993. FDC aus Polierter Platte. (St. Thomas and Prince Is., 25,000 dobras or 50 ecus of 1993. Proof.)"
This type honoring a trade treaty with the European Common Market was issued in sets with silver (KM 68) and copper-nickel (KM 67) counterparts. Circulating coinage from this impoverished country, which obtained independence from Portugal in 1975, is very scanty.

Recorded mintage: 1,000 proofs.

Specification: 6.72 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 6.72 g.

Catalog reference: KM 69. Fr-10.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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