Mozambique 1936 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This one year type represents the inauguration of modern Mozambican coinage, the first issue for the colony since the 1850's. Issued along with this piece were a five escudos (KM 62, silver), 2.5 escudos (KM 61, silver), one escudo (KM 66, bronze), ten escudos (KM 67, silver), twenty centavos (KM 64, bronze) and ten centavos (KM 63, bronze). All are expensive in nice condition. The next issue of fifty centavos was in 1945.

Recorded mintage: 2,500,000.

Specification: 4.5 g, copper-nickel, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 65, Gomes-09.01.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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