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Currency nameBiafran Pound
CountryBiafra
Dates1968 - 1970
System

1 Pound = 20 Shillings, 1 Shilling = 12 Pence

Description

The Biafran pound was the currency of the breakaway Republic of Biafra between 1968 and 1970.

The first notes denominated in 5 shillings and £1 were introduced on January 29, 1968. A series of coins was issued in 1969; 3 pence, 6 pence, 1 shilling and 2½ shilling coins were minted, all made of aluminium. In February 1969, a second family of notes was issued consisting of 5 shilling, 10 shilling, £1, £5 and £10 denominations. Despite not being recognised as currency by the rest of the world when they were issued, the banknotes were afterwards sold as curios (typically at 2/6 (=.0125 GBP) for 1 pound notes in London philately/notaphily shops) and are now traded among banknote collectors at well above their original nominal value.

Currency Biafran Pound was used:
Country From To
Biafra Biafran Pound 1968 1970
Coin types of currency Biafran Pound:
Twenty Five Pounds 1969 - 1969

Ten Pounds 1969 - 1969

Five Pounds 1969 - 1969

Two Pounds 1969 - 1969

Pound 1969 - 1969
  Pound (Gold) 1969 - 1969
  Pound (Silver) 1969 - 1969

Crown 1969 - 1969

Two and a Half Shillings 1969 - 1969

Shilling 1969 - 1969

Sixpence 1969 - 1969

Threepence 1969 - 1969