Madagascar 20-FRANCS (KM12)
Madagascar 20-FRANCS (KM12)

Madagascar 20-FRANCS (KM12) Madagascar Zebu

The Madagascar zebu is an indigenous cattle breed in Madagascar with distinctive lyre-shaped horns. It is a tri-purpose cow, used for milk, meat, and work. This coin was issued one year only, as part of the first series of coins in the Republic of Madagascar.

"Ariary Efatra" on the reverse is the denomination, one of only a few non-decimal denominations in the world. It is equivalent to 20 Francs. The ariary became the official currency of Madagascar on January 1, 2005.

This is an FAO series coin, with a cotton plant featured on the obverse.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 24.5 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum-Bronze
  • CAT#: KM12

Obverse Legend

FAMOAHAMBOLAN'NY REPOBLIKA MALAGASY

Reverse Legend

20 FRANCS ARIARY EFATRA

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