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A 50 lwei coin.

The lwei was a subunit of Angolan currency equivalent in value to 1100 of the first Angolan kwanza. The following novo kwanza and kwanza reajustado were not divided into subunits, but with the introduction of the second kwanza in 1999, the lwei was replaced by the cêntimo.

The word is derived from the Lwei, a tributary of the Cuanza River. "Kwanza" comes from the name of the river itself.


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Angolan kwanza
Banknotes 1 Kz5 Kz10 Kz20 Kz50 Kz100 Kz200 Kz500 Kz1000 Kz2000 Kz5000 Kz10,000 Kz50,000 Kz100,000 Kz500,000 Kz1,000,000 Kz5,000,000 Kz
Coins 10 c50 c50 lw1 Kz2 Kz5 Kz10 Kz20 Kz50 Kz100 Kz
Miscellaneous CêntimoCentral Bank of AngolaLwei