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As a Portuguese colony, the escudo became the currency of Cape Verde in 1914. Most coinage from Cape Verde was minted in bronze or a nickel-bronze or cupro-nickel alloys.
In 1953 the 10 escudos coin was minted in .720 silver fineness. The coin was minted for only a single year. Roughly 400,000 10 escudos coins were minted.