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Portugal 10, 20, and 50 Centavos  1942 to 1979
Portugal 10, 20, and 50 Centavos 1942 to 1979

The shields with 5 dots is an unusual pattern which may attract collectors eager to add attention-getting coins to their collections. Portugal has issued such coins with various inscriptions, in various denominations, and in various metals, including bronze and aluminum, in modern times. This page covers 10, 20, and 50 centavos between 1942 and 1979 with the 5-on-a-die pattern and the denomination above plants. There are several variations, with denominations shown in Roman and Arabic numerals:

10 CENTAVOS 1942 TO 1969: Bronze, X Centavos
10 CENTAVOS 1969 TO 1979: Aluminum, 10 Centavos
20 CENTAVOS 1942 TO 1969: Bronze, XX Centavos
20 CENTAVOS 1969 TO 1974: Bronze, 20 Centavos
50 CENTAVOS 1969 TO 1979: Bronze, 50 Centavos

Only a few special coins carry any real collector value, and for most coins the following is true:

COMMON DATES 10, 20, and 50 CENTAVOS:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $3

SPECIAL COINS:
- 10 centavos dated before 1955 catalog at $5 average circulated, $40 fully uncirculated, except:
- 10 centavos dated 1949 and 1953 are common and catalog at $12 when fully uncirculated
- 10 centavos dated 1952 catalog at $12 average circulated, $125 fully uncirculated
- 10 centavos dated 1948 catalog at $30 average circulated, $150 fully uncirculated
- 10 centavos dated 1969 with an Arabic '20' denomination, not a Roman 'X' denomination, are extremely rare and catalog at $1500 in average circulated condition

- 20 centavos dated 1949 and 1962 catalog at $18 when fully uncirculated
- 20 centavos dated 1948 and 1952 catalog at $12 when average circulated, $150 when fully uncirculated
- 20 centavos dated 1942 to 1945 catalog at $4 average circulated, $60 fully uncirculated
- 20 centavos dated 1951 catalog at $2 when average circulated, $150 fully uncirculated
- 20 centavos dated 1953 to 1961 catalog at $8 when fully uncirculated

If your coin is not specifically mentioned in the 'special coins' list above, it is a common date. All 50 centavos are common date.

Coin: 6626 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mitch, Fri, 21-Jan-2011 19:56:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 07-Oct-2013 01:42:25 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 14-Jun-2015 01:58:57 GMT
Requester description: 1945 repvblica portvcvesa with what looks like 5 dice all on 5; XX centavos with small plant
Tags: portugal 10 20 50 centavos centavo centavow centanos centaos repvblica republic portvcvesa 5 dice die xx plant repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republica republique rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic portvgvesa portugaliae potugal portugese portugalia portuguesa portugel portugali portuguse portvg portoguesa potuguesa portugueza portugalie portug portuguese portugesa died planting vegetation plants grain wheat cross dot bead pearl coat arms shield grains wheatie weat wheats beaded period beading beads pionts point periods dots points pearls coats crests insignia crested crest creast sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields

Comments

I don't see value for my 1967 XX
Only special dates are called out. The rest are grouped together under the 'COMMON DATES' headline, with general values called out. 20 centavos coins dated 1967 are indeed common, with over nine million of them struck! The catalogs give a value of 25 US cents for average circulated coins. That's pretty accurate. - CoinQuest (Chris)

  

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