Dobra: coin from Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (1977-...)

DOBRA: COIN OF SAINT THOMAS AND PRINCE

100 dobras, 1997: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

100 dobras, 1997: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Series of coins of many states.

100 DOBRAS.

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Bird on a branch on a background of rocks.

REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE S. TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe: a red-footed falcon and a grey parrot with a palm tree and a star in center; the national motto "UNIDADE, DISCIPLINA, TRABALHO" ("Unity, discipline, work").

  • Chrome-plated steel: 17.5 mm - 2.6 g
  • Reference price: 1.2$

COIN DOBRA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE (1977-...): dobra = 100 cêntimo
Interestingly, different English-language websites indicate the name of the country differently: both "São Tomé and Príncipe" and "Saint Thomas and Prince".

As for the origin of the name of the dobra coin, it is borrowed from the name of the gold Portuguese coin of the XVIII century, used in the colonial possessions of Portugal (Portuguese: "dobrão"; Portuguese name of the Spanish doubloon, which was equated with two escudos, ie "double").