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Coin: 1 Shilling 1969
Description

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling
Year1969 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda No mint mark unknown
MaterialAluminium Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 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 inscription PEACE · UNITY · FREEDOM
Reverse

At centre, an eagle with spread wings perched on a cow horn (an element of the Coat of Arms); below, the value - numeral 1; around below, the denomination SHILLING; above the value, the date 1969. Around above, · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·.

Reverse inscription1 SHILLING · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
1 Shilling 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 2
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