• 100 Escudos 1994, KM# 40, Cape Verde, Ships Sailing Under Cape Verde Flag, Brigantine Madalan
  • 100 Escudos 1994, KM# 40, Cape Verde, Ships Sailing Under Cape Verde Flag, Brigantine Madalan
Description

Africa's smallest republic issued this bi-metal coin in two versions in 1994. KM# 40 is a bimetal with a bronze ring, KM# 40a is a bimetal with a brass ring.

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975.

Obverse

Coat of arms that separates the value top and bottom, and the date right and left.

The national emblem of Cape Verde contains a circle within which is written the name of the nation in Portuguese; also in this circle are a torch and triangle, symbols of freedom and national unity. The circle is ringed with ten stars, that represent the islands of Cape Verde, and is similar to the symbolism on the flag of Cape Verde. At the top of the shield is a plumbob, a symbol of righteousness; three chain links are at the bottom.

100
REPUBLICA DE CABO VERDE
1994
ESCUDOS

Reverse

Motor and sail brigantine Madalan was built in 1928 in Italy, it was registered in Cape Verde in 1950; it ran aground and was lost in 1959 at the port of Praia.

The brigantine was a two-masted sailing vessel with a fully square-rigged foremast and at least two sails on the main mast: a square topsail and a gaff sail mainsail (behind the mast). The main mast is the second and taller of the two masts.

MADALAN

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Bronze
Center Cupronickel
Weight 11 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness -
Shape polygon
Sides 10
Alignment Medal
Mint
Banco de Cabo Verde

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