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.
- Diameter: 27 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: KM4