Mozambique 2-METICAIS (KM138) Coelacanth
The Coelacanth was thought to have been extinct since the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, but one turned up in 1938. They are now known to exist in a few areas around Africa. The Coelacanth is an endangered species.
It should be noted, however, that it is highly unlikely the coelacanth today is the same species as the coelacanth from the past. Surely there are many genetic changes, even if their outward appearance is similar.
In 2006 Mozambique's second monetary reform saw one new Metical replacing 1,000 old Meticais.
- Diameter: 24 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad Steel
- CAT#: KM138