National Bank of Angola puts new coins into circulation

29 December 2014

Coins of 50 and 100 kwanzas will enter into circulation in 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Angola’s independence, the governor of the National Bank of Angola announced Tuesday in Malanje.

At the ceremony to launch the 20-kwanza coin, which went into circulation on the same day, José de Lima Massano noted that once those denominations went into circulation the 2012 kwanza “family” of coins and banknotes would be complete.

The launch of the 20-kwanza coin, which is intended to honour Queen Nginga Mbande, marked the three hundred and fifty-first anniversary of her death.

The new coin has two colours and is coated in bronze and silver and has an image of Queen Njinga Mbande on it, along with its face value and other symbols of Angolan culture. (macauhub/AO)