Biafra: Coin Type Two and a Half Shillings - detailed information

Biafra: Coin Type Two and a Half Shillings (issued 1969 - 1969)
Coin TypeTwo and a Half Shillings

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.

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, leopard lying to left; below, the value - numerals 2 1/2; around below, the denomination SHILLINGS; below the leopard and above the value, the date 1969. Around above, · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·.

Reverse Inscription2 1/2 SHILLINGS · 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.

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Two and a Half Shillings: Details
CountryBiafra
CurrencyBiafran Pound
From1969
To1969
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
MaterialAluminium
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
Two and a Half Shillings: Photos
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Biafra 2 1/2 Shillings 1969
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Biafra 2 1/2 Shillings 1969
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