10 Patacas

10 Patacas -  obverse10 Patacas -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Issuer Macau (China)
Period Special Administrative Region (1999-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1997
Value 10 Patacas
10 MOP = USD 1.25
Currency Pataca (1894-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 7475
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 83,
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# 60
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Top: Bat (Flying Mammal)

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

Bottom: Date

Lettering:
M A C A U
1 9 9 7

Engraver: Justino Lei

Reverse

St. Domingo's Church within circle above value

Lettering: 10 PATACAS

Engraver: Justino Lei

Edge

Reeded-smooth (4 times)

10 Patacas -  obverse

© Alessandro Bentivegna Cesta

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
1997  20 000 000 $ 5.65 $ 4.80 $ 5.65 $ 3.37

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