São Tomé and Príncipe 20-CENTIMOS (KM-new)
São Tomé and Príncipe 20-CENTIMOS (KM-new)

São Tomé and Príncipe 20-CENTIMOS (KM-new) Cessa?

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

 Apparently this is a "Cessa bird" (it says so right on the coin). Problem is, such a bird does not seem to exist and my Google-fu skills have failed to uncover what it is. There are lots of birds on the islands, but the single search result (when using quotes) leads directly to this coin on Numista. The name is Portuguese, but I can find no translation (except that in Italian is means "cease").

Specifications

  • Diameter: 20 mm
  • Composition: Copper-clad steel

Obverse Legend

REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE S. TOMÉ E PRINCIPE

Reverse Legend

VINTE CÊNTIMOS 20 CESSA

All coin images in Daniel's Coin Zoo are from my personal collection. I collect, research, and personally photograph every coin displayed on this site. PLEASE do not take my images without permission.

If you would like to use any coin image you see, just ask meThank you.