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East Timor centavo coins

East Timor centavo coins
Doit Timór-Leste nian
Centavo do Timor-Leste
Current Circulating Coins. Ten centavos that is larger than the U.S. dime.
Central bank East Timor
User(s)  East Timor (alongside the U.S. dollar)
Pegged with United States dollar (at 1:100 ratio)
Coins 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos
Banknotes not yet issued 1
1 East Timor now uses U.S. dollar notes.

East Timor centavo coins were introduced in East Timor in 2003 for use alongside United States Dollar banknotes and coins, which had been introduced in 2000 to replace the Indonesian rupiah following the commencement of U.N. administration. One centavo is equal to one US cent. The coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos and feature pictures of local plants and animals. East Timor does not yet issue its own banknotes.

The coins are minted in Lisbon by the Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, the Portuguese national mint.

East Timor centavo coins[1]
Image Value Technical parameters Description
Reverse Obverse Diameter Composition Weight Reverse Obverse
1 centavo 17mm Nickel coated steel 3.1g Nautilus shell, state title, year of emission Value, word centavo or centavos, kaibauk representation below value, tais pattern along border
5 centavos 18.75mm 4.1g Rice plant, state title, year of emission
10 centavos 20.75mm 5.2g Fighting rooster, state title, year of emission
25 centavos 21.25mm Nickel-brass alloy 5.85g Traditional fishing boat (beiro), state title, year of emission
50 centavos 25mm 6.5g Coffee beans, state title, year of emission
100 centavos 23.75mm Nickel-brass ring with a cupronickel center plug 7.25g Boaventura de Manufahi; state title, year of emission Value, word centavo or centavos, kaibauk representation below value, tais pattern along border

See also

External links

  • Banking and Payments Authority of Timor-Leste [3]


  1. ^ Source: Banking and Payments Authority of East Timor's Public Instruction Number 01/2004 Concerning the Issuance and Use of Coins in Timor-Leste [4]
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