Biafra 2½-SHILLINGS (KM4)
Biafra 2½-SHILLINGS (KM4)

Biafra 2½-SHILLINGS (KM4) Cheetah

The incredible cheetah: The only living member of its genus, the cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth. For short bursts (just under 500 m distance), this cat can run as fast as 120 km/h. And it can go from zero to over 100 km/h in three seconds -- about the same as a Bugati Veyron.

This coin (also called a half-crown) can be very difficult to track down, with nice examples selling for very high prices. At the end of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, the notes and coins were recalled and almost certainly destroyed.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: KM4

Obverse Legend

REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA 1969 2½ SHILLINGS

Reverse Legend

PEACE UNITY FREEDOM

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