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Detailed information about coin type: Sixpence from Biafra:

Coin type: Sixpence
Description

The Biafran pound was the currency of the breakaway Republic of Biafra between 1968 and 1970. Coinage was only issued in 1969. The republic surrendered to Nigeria in January 1970 and the currency ceased to exist.

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Year produced1969 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
MaterialAluminium Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Horseshoe design surrounds a palm tree against the backdrop of a sea and a rising sun (the rising sun was part of the Coat of Arms of the republic). The motto PEACE · UNITY · FREEDOM is around below.

Obverse inscriptionPEACE · UNITY · FREEDOM
Reverse

At centre, the numeral denomination 6, around below PENCE; above the numeral, the date 1969. Around above, · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·.

Reverse inscription6 PENCE · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·
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 1 coins of type: Sixpence from Biafra
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1969 unknown PEACE · UNITY · FREEDOM