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Coin: Two and a Half Shillings 1969

CountryBiafra CurrencyBiafran Pound
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling) TypeTwo and a Half Shillings
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, leopard lying to left; below, the value - numerals 2 1/2; around below, the denomination SHILLINGS; below the leopard and above the value, the date 1969. Around above, · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·.

Reverse inscription2 1/2 SHILLINGS · REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA ·
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Two and a Half Shillings 1969: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBiafra KM# 4
Two and a Half Shillings 1969: Some useful external links
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