Sixpence 1969, Coin from Biafra - detailed information

Sixpence 1969, Coin from Biafra (demonetised 1970)
CoinSixpence 1969

MintImprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (Mint of Portugal) Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)

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, 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

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

All (1) coins of type: Sixpence
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Sixpence 1969: Details
CurrencyBiafran Pound
Coin TypeSixpence
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Total Mintageunknown, Rarity: R6 (4 to 8 examples known)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1970
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
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Sixpence 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 12