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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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 40
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The Portuguese shield: five escutcheons forming a cross (five dots within each of the five squares)

Lettering:
REPVBLICA·PORTVGVESA
1969

Engraver: Marcelino Norte de Almeida

Reverse

Olive branches underneath the face value in Roman numerals

Lettering:
XX
CENTAVOS
M NORTE.

Engraver: Marcelino Norte de Almeida

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The olive fruit/tree (Binomial name:  Olea europaea)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  10,170,000 0.76 2.62 10.39 9%
1943  5,670,000 0.07 0.79 0.98 0.98 17%
1944  7,290,000 0.55 1.91 2.06 16%
1945  7,552,000 0.98 2.08 2.08 17%
1948  2,750,000 1.88 12.88 8%
1949  12,250,000 0.36 0.95 2.09 25%
1951  3,185,000 0.55 2.19 20.63 12% Exists in medal alignment
1952  1,815,000 12.59 8%
1953  9,426,000 0.14 0.54 0.73 2.87 23%
1955  5,574,000 0.47 0.47 1.09 14%
1956  6,450,000 0.48 0.63 0.66 16%
1958  7,470,000 0.54 0.54 0.69 0.69 23%
1959  4,780,000 0.55 0.89 1.42 11%
1960  4,790,000 0.53 0.62 0.62 16%
1961  5,180,000 0.55 0.83 0.83 17%
1962  2,500,000 0.65 5.44 12%
1963  7,990,000 0.55 1.09 21%
1964  7,010,000 0.42 1.85 20% Exists in medal alignment
1965  7,365,000 0.49 0.68 20%
1966  8,074,999 0.27 0.55 0.60 21%
1967  9,220,000 0.32 0.51 0.85 26%
1968  10,372,000 0.48 0.50 0.50 25%
1969  8,657,000 0.55 0.85 19%

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