Mauritania 1/5-OUGUIYA
Mauritania 1/5-OUGUIYA

Mauritania 1/5-OUGUIYA Fish

In 2017 Mauritania underwent monetary reform, with one new ouguiya replacing 10 old ouguiya, which is nice for the Coin Zoo, since three of the five new coins feature animals. This small coin is actually one-fifth of an ouguiya, which is also called a "khoum."

Mauritania has a 754 km coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. I am not sure what fish appears on this coin, but it could be some form of "cod."


  • Diameter: 16 mm
  • Composition: Copper-clad steel

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