1 Shilling 1969, Coin from Biafra - detailed information

1 Shilling 1969, Coin from Biafra (demonetised 1970)
Coin1 Shilling 1969

MintImprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (Mint of Portugal) Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown

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

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 Inscription 1 SHILLING · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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1 Shilling 1969: Details
CurrencyBiafran Pound
Coin TypeShilling
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1970
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size23.5000 mm
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1 Shilling 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 2