|Currency Name||Biafran Pound|
|System||1 Pound = 20 Shillings, 1 Shilling = 12 Pence|
The Biafran pound was the currency of the breakaway Republic of Biafra between 1968 and 1970.
The first notes denominated in 5 shillings and £1 were introduced on January 29, 1968. A series of coins was issued in 1969; 3 pence, 6 pence, 1 shilling and 2½ shilling coins were minted, all made of aluminium. In February 1969, a second family of notes was issued consisting of 5 shilling, 10 shilling, £1, £5 and £10 denominations. Despite not being recognised as currency by the rest of the world when they were issued, the banknotes were afterwards sold as curios (typically at 2/6 (=.0125 GBP) for 1 pound notes in London philately/notaphily shops) and are now traded among banknote collectors at well above their original nominal value.
|Twenty Five Pounds||Non-Circulating Legal Tender||1969||1969||1|
|Ten Pounds||Non-Circulating Legal Tender||1969||1969||1|
|Five Pounds||Non-Circulating Legal Tender||1969||1969||1|
|Two Pounds||Non-Circulating Legal Tender||1969||1969||1|
|Pound||Non-Circulating Legal Tender||1969||1969||2||2|
|Crown||Non-Circulating Legal Tender||1969||1969||1|
|Two and a Half Shillings||Regular Circulating||1969||1969||1|