20 Centavos

20 Centavos -  obverse20 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Second Republic (1926-1974)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1969
Value 20 Centavos (0.20 PTE)
Currency Escudo (1911-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20.2 mm
Thickness 1.17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 584,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 40
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The Portuguese shield (five escutcheons forming a cross and a dot within each square) along with the date below

Lettering:
REPVBLICA·PORTVGVESA
1969

Translation:
Portuguese Republic
1969

Engraver: Marcelino Norte de Almeida

Reverse

Branches of the olive tree (Binomial name: Olea europaea) underneath the face value in Roman numerals

Lettering:
XX
CENTAVOS
M NORTE.

Translation:
XX
Centavos
M Norte.

Engraver: Marcelino Norte de Almeida

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  10,170,000 1.20 3.89 11.96 9%
1943  5,670,000 0.12 0.66 1.23 2.29 18%
1944  7,290,000 0.60 1.79 16.75 16%
1945  7,552,000 1.20 2.39 10.77 17%
1948  2,750,000 1.20 13.82 17.95 9%
1949  12,250,000 0.60 1.11 3.65 25%
1951  3,185,000 0.60 2.39 26.32 12% Exists in medal alignment
1952  1,815,000 2.17 13.77 8%
1953  9,426,000 0.07 0.60 0.96 3.59 23%
1955  5,574,000 0.18 0.60 0.60 3.10 14%
1956  6,450,000 0.60 0.97 2.39 16%
1958  7,470,000 0.65 0.59 0.95 1.20 23%
1959  4,780,000 0.60 1.20 1.95 11%
1960  4,790,000 0.56 0.78 1.20 16%
1961  5,180,000 0.60 1.08 1.20 17%
1962  2,500,000 0.67 0.80 10.70 12%
1963  7,990,000 0.36 0.60 1.79 21%
1964  7,010,000 0.36 0.54 2.15 20% Exists in medal alignment
1965  7,365,000 0.60 0.90 20%
1966  8,074,999 0.36 0.60 0.66 1.62 21%
1967  9,220,000 0.36 0.56 0.93 26%
1968  10,372,000 0.90 0.60 0.50 2.18 25%
1969  8,657,000 0.36 0.60 0.92 19%

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