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Coin: Pound 1969 (Gold)
Description

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Face value1 (x Pound) TypePound (Gold)
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)25.6000
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 ONE 1 POUND.

Reverse inscriptionONE 1 POUND
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Pound 1969 (Gold): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 7
Pound 1969 (Gold): Some useful external links
1 Pound - Biafra - Numista
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List of all (2) coins of type: Biafra / Pound
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