Mozambique 1973 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Mozambique in 1942, from Hammond's atlas

This issue minted in Lisbon for the Portuguese colony of Mozambique, is one of a type struck 1973-74, as the Portuguese colonial wars were thrashing to their end. The coin is common. 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: 6,841,000.

Specification: 4.5 g, bronze, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 89, Gomes-13.01.

Source:

  • 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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