Mozambique 1936 escudo

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Heritage sale 3024, part of lot 28185
Mozambique 1936 escudo rev Heritage 3024-28185.jpg
Mozambique in 1942, from Hammond's atlas

This specimen was part of lot 28185 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), which sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "Half Dozen Coins, Tokens and a Medal, Each grading approximately EF or EF+ are: ...Escudo 1936.... Quality is likely typical, attributions of the tokens is tentative. From The Dana Roberts Collection and Study Group." This issue minted in Lisbon for the Portuguese colony of Mozambique, is one of a type struck 1936 only. The coin is not rare is worn condition but the price ascends rapidly with grade. In the mid-1960's, nationalists in Mozambique began their agitation for independence, triggering a multifactional war that continued after the Portuguese withdrew in 1975.

Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.

Specification: 8 g, copper-nickel, 27 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 66, Gomes-14.01.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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