Junk Silver Coins from Sao Tome and Principe 

Sao Tome and Principe flagSilver coin values below are based on live silver prices. Silver coins were in regular circulation in Sao Tome and Principe. The values below represent the intrinsic value of silver coins from Sao Tome and Principe. Silver coins from Sao Tome and Principe that are in uncirculated condition, or that may be rare and collectible may also have numismatic value. You can use this table as a guide when buying and selling circulated or junk silver coins from Sao Tome and Principe. The melt values are calculated and displayed in USD based on the current silver spot price of $22.51 per troy ounce.

Denomination / Currency Years Minted Fineness Gross Weight (g) ASW (g) ASW (oz t) Melt Value
2.5 Escudos 1939- 1951 .650 3.5 2.28 .0731 $1.65
5 Escudos 1939- 1951 .650 7 4.55 .1463 $3.29
5 Escudos 1962 .600 4 2.40 .0772 $1.74
10 Escudos 1939 .835 12.5 10.44 .3356 $7.55
10 Escudos 1951 .720 12.5 9.00 .2894 $6.51
50 Escudos 1970 .650 18 11.70 .3762 $8.47

Sao Tome and Principe Silver Coinage

Sao Tome and Principe is an island nation close to the equator off the western coast of Africa. The country became independent from Portugal in 1975. Prior to 1975, as a Portuguese colony, the escudo was the primary currency. 

From 1939 until 1977 silver escudo coins denominated in 2½, 5 and 10 escudos were minted in varying years.

Over the years, the minting of silver escudos coins continued periodically, with new coins being minted as needed. The last silver escudos coin minted for Sao Tome and Principe was the 50 escudos denomination in 1970. 

The dobra replaced the escudo as the national currency in 1977.

Use this guide to determine the melt value of Sao Tome and Principe silver coins.
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