Sixpence 1969, Coin from Biafra - detailed information

Sixpence 1969, Coin from Biafra
CoinSixpence 1969

MintImprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda Mintageunknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
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 Inscription PEACE · UNITY · FREEDOM
Reverse

At centre, the numeral denomination 6, around below PENCE; above the numeral, the date 1969. Around above, · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·.

Reverse Inscription 6 PENCE · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

According to Krause, only 5 to 10 examples are known.

Sixpence 1969: Details
CountryBiafra
CurrencyBiafran Pound
Coin TypeSixpence
Issued1969
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintageunknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
MaterialAluminium
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
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Sixpence 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 12