Mozambique 1982 5 meticais
Mozambique became a possession of the Portuguese after a series of agreements with local sultans along the southeast coast of Africa. The first trading post was established in 1505. It remained a Portuguese colony until 1975, when, after a protracted civil war, it was granted independence from Portugal. Coinage of colonial Mozambique was a mixture of countermarked foreign silver coins and regular coinage. This aluminum five meticais was issued 1980-82 and 1986.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.6 g, aluminum, 24.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-101.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.