10 Avos

Features

Issuer Macau (China)
Period Special Administrative Region (1999-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2010
Value 10 Avos
0.1 MOP = USD 0.012
Currency Pataca (1894-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 1.38 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5831
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 70,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 54
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Top: Bat (Flying Mammal)

Stylised design of Chinese Characters (meaning Macau)
Above: 澳
Centre: MACAU (in Portuguese)
Below 門

Bottom: Date

Lettering:
M A C A U
1 9 9 3
澳門

Engraver: Justino Lei

Reverse

Lion Dance Costume Head dress/crown
value flanked by mint marks.
Value in Chinese ("one ho")

Lettering:
毫 壹
10 AVOS

Engraver: Justino Lei

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

Comments

Significance of  Bat (Flying Mammal) in Chinese Customs
(Bats are  harbingers of 5 blessings) Life, Wealth, Health, Love of virtue &  death after achieving one's destiny.

The Stylish design (rounded version) of the Chinese Characters 澳門 on the obverse is designed in such a way that it symbolizes 'Shou or longevity'

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1993  200 000 000 $ 0.99 $ 0.19 $ 0.35 $ 0.68 $ 0.93 $ 0.87 58%
1998  $ 0.31 $ 0.48 $ 0.62 13% Incl. ant.
2005  $ 0.16 $ 0.45 $ 0.41 $ 0.48 $ 0.62 16%
2007  $ 0.13 $ 0.40 $ 0.29 $ 0.42 $ 0.58 27%
2010  $ 0.43 $ 0.48 $ 0.29 $ 0.36 $ 0.58 27%

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