São Tomé and Príncipe 2-DOBRAS (KM-new)
São Tomé and Príncipe 2-DOBRAS (KM-new)

São Tomé and Príncipe 2-DOBRAS (KM-new) Hawk?

In 2017, São Tomé and Príncipe underwent monetary reform, introducing the "Second Dobra" and a new set of circulating coins that all feature birds.

The coin legend says FALCÃO which may look like "falcon" to an English speaker, but is actually Portuguese for hawk. Problem is, there are zero species of hawks found in the country. There is the Yellow-billed kite, which is in the same family as hawks, and looks like the image on the coin, so it could be that. Except it is not endemic, so... who knows. Central banks have been known to use local terminology or slang terms on coins, so this could be a case of that (same as the "cessa bird" on the 20 centimos coin).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Composition: Nickel-clad steel

Obverse Legend

REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE S. TOMÉ E PRINCIPE

Reverse Legend

DUAS DOBRAS 2 FALCÃO

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