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Detailed information about coin type: Pound from Biafra:

Coin type: Pound
Description

Apart from regular circulating coins, in 1969 a pair of commemorative silver coins were also issued: a crown (equal to five shillings) and a pound.

A gold set of five coins was issued too, with the one pound design repeated in gold.

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types Pound (Gold)
Pound (Silver)
Face value1 (x Pound)
Year produced1969 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Above an open wreath tied with ribbon, the Coat of Arms of Biafra: eagle perched on a cow horn above a shield; the top half of the shield has the rising sun in it, with eleven rays of the sun - one for each province; the lower half has three interlaced circles; the shield is supported by two leopards. In a ribbon under the shield, the national motto PEACE · UNITY · FREEDOM. Around above, REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA. Below the Coat of Arms, the date 1969.

The gold coin has a smaller Coat of Arms, and around below the inscription SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE.

Obverse inscriptionREPUBLIC OF BIAFRA 1969 (SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE)
Reverse

Eagle with spread wings perched on an open scroll; in a ribbon around above: SPES THE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL. Around below, the denomination ONE 1 POUND.

Reverse inscriptionONE 1 POUND
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 65-66.

List of 2 coins of type: Pound from Biafra
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Pound 1969 (Silver) unknown REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA 1969
Pound 1969 (Gold) 3,000 REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA 1969 SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE