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. Coins issued for general circulation are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos and feature images 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. Unlike coins issued for the Panamanian balboa or the Ecuadorian centavo, these coins are not identical in size to their U.S. cent counterparts.
|East Timor centavo coins
||Nickel coated steel
||Nautilus shell, state title, year of emission
||Value, word centavo or centavos, kaibauk representation below value, tais pattern along border
||Rice plant, state title, year of emission
||Fighting rooster, state title, year of emission
||Traditional fishing boat (beiro), state title, year of emission
||Coffee beans, state title, year of emission
||Nickel-brass ring with a cupronickel center plug
||Boaventura de Manufahi; state title, year of emission
||Cupronickel ring with a brass center plug
||Buffalo in rice paddy with Matebian background; state title, year of emission