Angolan angolar

Angolan angolar

The angolar (plural: "angolares") was the currency of Angola between 1928 and 1958. It was subdivided into 100 "centavos" or 20 "macutas". "Angolar" is Portuguese for "of Angola".


The angolar was introduced in 1928 to replace the escudo. Banknotes were exchanged at a rate of 1 angolar = 1.25 escudos. However, the exchange rate with the Portuguese escudo remained at par, indicating that the earlier Angolan banknotes were devalued as part of the reform, rather than the angolar actually having a new, higher value. Coins (all denominated in centavos and macutas) were unaffected by the reform. In 1958, the name of the currency was switched back to escudo after a period of time during which coins denominated in escudos had already begun to circulate.


In addition to those coins already circulating (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centavos), new 10, 20 and 50 centavos coins were issued between 1948 and 1950. The first escudo coins were issued dated 1952.


In 1928, the "Junta de Moeda" introduced notes (dated 1926) in denominations of 1, 2½, 5 and 10 angolares, whilst the "Bank of Angola" introduced 20, 50, 100 and 500 angolares notes dated 1927. In 1942, the "Governo Geral" took over the issuance of 1 and 2½ angolares notes. 1000 angolares notes were added by the Bank of Angola in 1944, followed by 5 and 10 angolares in 1947.


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