Cape Verde 100-ESCUDOS (KM39a)
Cape Verde 100-ESCUDOS (KM39a)

Cape Verde 100-ESCUDOS (KM39a) Raso Lark

The Raso Lark is a critically endangered bird found in only one place in the world: the tiny seven-square kilometer island of Razo in Cape Verde. The island has no permanent water and has never been inhabited. The estimated population is ~150 birds, only one-third of which are females.

Like the other coins in this series, this piece was minted one year only. This is a nice, hefty coin, measuring 2.55 mm thick.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Composition: Copper-nickel core in bronze ring
  • CAT#: KM39a

Obverse Legend

100 ESCUDOS REPUBLICA DE CABO VERDE 1994

Reverse Legend

Alauda razae Alexander CALHANDRA DO ILHÉU RASO

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