Lwei: coin from People's Republic of Angola (1977-1979); 1/100 kwanza


50 lwei, ND (1977): People's Republic of Angola

50 lwei, ND (1977): People's Republic of Angola

ND (no date).

50 LWEI.

11 DE NOVEMBRO DE 1975 - RP DE ANGOLA: NOVEMBER 11, 1975 (the date of the declaration of independence of Angola) - PR OF ANGOLA (People's Republic of Angola).

Emblem of Angola (coat of arms of Angola): a machete and hoe, a star, the rising sun, coffea and cotton leaves, an open book, the banner with "República Popular de Angola".

  • Copper-nickel: 16 mm - 2.0 g
  • Reference price: 1.3$
The lwei coin was minted only in the form of a single coin — 50 lwei 1977 and 1979. The first coin did not contain a date (ND — no date).
COIN LWEI — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA (1977-1979): lwei = 1/100 kwanza

Like the name of the Angolan currency, the kwanza, the etymology of the small coin lwei is also associated with the local toponym — this word also means one of the rivers of Angola: the lwei (Lué) is a tributary of the river kwanza.