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Coin: Threepence 1969

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence
Year1969 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
NameMint markMintage
Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda No mint mark unknown
MaterialAluminium Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

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 3, around below PENCE; above the numeral, the date 1969. Around above, · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·.

Reverse inscription3 PENCE · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 1
Threepence 1969: Some useful external links
3 Pence - Biafra - Numista
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion