Rhodesia 2-SHILLINGS (KM3) Zimbabwe Bird
The Zimbabwe Bird appears on coins, banknotes, crests, etc. It comes from stone carvings on walls and monoliths throughout the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, an ancient city built starting around 400 CE up to the fifteenth century. These massive ruins cover over seven square kilometres and are the largest ancient stone ruins south of the Sahara.
The country was called Southern Rhodesia starting in 1901, Rhodesia in 1964, Zimbabwe Rhodesia in 1979, then the Republic of Zimbabwe in 1980.
This coin was issued one year only.
- Diameter: 28.6 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM3