Pound 1969 (Gold), Coin from Biafra - detailed information

Pound 1969 (Gold), Coin from Biafra (demonetised 1970)
CoinPound 1969 (Gold)

MintUGDO Mintage3,000
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 Inscription ONE 1 POUND
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
All (2) Coins of Country: Biafra, Type: Pound
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Pound 1969 (Gold): Details
CountryBiafra
CurrencyBiafran Pound
Coin TypePound (Gold)
Issued1969
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Mintage3,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Material0.917 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)25.6000
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Pound 1969 (Gold): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 7