• 50 Centimos 2017, Sao Tome and Principe
  • 50 Centimos 2017, Sao Tome and Principe
Description

São Tomé and Príncipe is an island country in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, about 140 km (87 mi) apart and about 250 and 225 km (155 and 140 mi) off the northwestern coast of Gabon.

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms, surrounded by the country name, date below.

The coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe consists of a red-footed falcon on the left and a grey parrot on the right holding a coat of arms with a palm in its center. The coat of arms is surmounted by a blue star. Above, there is a band that states the name of the country. At the base of the arms the national motto, "Unity, discipline, work" is inscribed.

REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE S. TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE
REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE S. TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE
UNIDADE, DISCIPLINA, TRABALHO
2017

Reverse

Depicts value, a grey parrot right and its name in Portuguese below.

The grey parrot is a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed parrot. The grey parrot is native to equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, the Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

CINQUENTA CÊNTIMOS
50
PAPAGAIO
CINZENTO

Edge
Characteristics
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 3.9 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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