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Coin: Twenty Five Pounds 1969
Description

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Face value25 (x Pound) TypeTwenty Five Pounds
Year1969 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Mintage3,000 (3000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
UGDO No mint mark 3,000 (3000)
Material0.917 Gold Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)79.8800
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.

Around below the inscription SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE.

Obverse inscription REPUBLIC 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 TWENTY FIVE 25 POUNDS.

Unlike the rest of the coins of the series, the 25 pounds coins were individually numbered. In a small rectangle after the word POUNDS, each coin has a number between 0001 and 3000.

Reverse inscriptionTWENTY FIVE 25 POUNDS
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Five Pounds 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 11
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