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10 Avos

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Country Macau
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2010
Value 10 Avos
0.1 MOP = 0.012 USD
Currency Pataca (1894-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 1.38 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 70,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 54
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1993  0.17 0.33 0.73 0.73 1.03
1998  0.84
2005  0.44 0.98
2007  0.16 0.33 0.28 0.53
2010  0.41 0.25 0.22 0.90

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