CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
Cape Verde’s Independence Anniversary Coins
The 250 Escudos is a silver coin, it has a mass of 16.4 grams, a diameter of approximately 33.5mm and the edge is milled. This was not a coin for normal circulation. The obverse has the legends “REPUBLICA DE CABOVERDE” and “250 ESCUDOS” and the date “1976”. In smaller lettering there is also the designer’s name “M. SIMÕES” and the tiny “INCM” logo of the Portuguese Mint (Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda) can be found near to the “6” in the date. The fish shown on the obverse is an Albacore, a type of tuna. The reverse has the legends “INDEPENDENCIA NACIONAL” / “5 JULHO 1975”, also featured are a chain broken by star from which seven lines radiate and map of the Cape Verde Islands.
Tenth Anniversary 1985
Twentieth Anniversary 1995
This type is made from Copper-Nickel, it has a mass of 13.5 grams, a diameter 30mm and the edge is plain. The obverse shows a changed state emblem (which includes the country name) with the legend “200 ESCUDOS” below. The reverse shows a large central logo with the legend “INDEPENDÊNCIA NACIONAL” to the left and the legend “1975 1995” below.
Thirtieth Anniversary 2005
This type is
made from Copper-Nickel, it has a mass of
18 grams, a diameter 30mm and the edge is milled edge. These are quite
the approximate thickness being 3.5mm. The obverse shows a state emblem
to that on the 200 Escudos 1995 above. This state emblem too includes
country name. The “200” of the denomination appears large and stylised
below. The other obverse legend can be found inside the main curve of
“2” and reads “XXX ANIVERSÁRIO DA
NACIONAL”. The reverse includes a main legend “30 ANOS DE EDUCAÇÃO PARA O
DESENVOLVIMENTO”, dates “1975 2005” and a
design of people and mathematical
symbols reflecting education which was the other theme for this coin.
So look out
for the next of these coins in 2015 !
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