French Afars and Issas 100-FRANCS (KM19) Dromedary Camels
The Dromedary Camel was originally native to northern Africa, but became extinct in the wild around 1000 BCE. They were reintroduced around the beginning of the 6th century when Persia conquered Egypt. Experts disagree on when the camel was first domesticated with opinions ranging from 1400 BCE to 4000 BCE. Today there are approximately 13 million domesticated camels in Africa.
This coin was issued in 1970 and 1975.
- Diameter: 30 mm
- Composition: Copper-nickel
- CAT#: KM19