50 Avos

Features

Issuer Macau (China)
Period Special Territory (1976-1999)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1993
Value 50 Avos
0.5 MOP = USD 0.06
Currency Pataca (1894-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4.59 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 6988
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 72,
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# 56
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Top: Bat (Flying Mammal)

Stylish 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

Translation:
Macau
1993
Macau

Engraver: Justino Lei

Reverse

The dragon dance led by a man and the denomination to the bottom right

Lettering:


50 AVOS

Translation:
Fifty
Avos
50 Avos

Engraver: Justino Lei

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, 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
1993  200 000 000 $ 0.69 $ 0.74 $ 0.57 $ 0.79 $ 0.77 $ 1.13

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