Mali 5-FRANCS (KM2)
Mali 5-FRANCS (KM2)

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.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 20 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: KM2

Obverse Legend

REPUBLIQUE DU MALI 1961

Reverse Legend

5 FRANCS MALIENS

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