Mali 5-FRANCS (KM2) Hippopotamus
The newly formed Republic of Mali issued a set of three coins in 1961, all featuring animals. The 5-franc coin has a nice head-on portrait of a hippopotamus. The main language in Mali is Bambara, and in Bambara "mali" means hippo.
This coin was issued one year only.
- Diameter: 20 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: KM2