Malta 10-CENTS (KM11)
Malta 10-CENTS (KM11)

Malta 10-CENTS (KM11) Lampuka

Those four fish on the coin could be Lampuka, just a highly stylized version.

The Lampuka is a very popular fish in Malta, that is caught in large numbers around the island. Lampuka is the local Maltese name and can actually refer to two different species: the Pompano dolphinfish and the Common dolphinfish. Outside of Malta, it is now popularly known as Mahi-mahi, probably because diners were confused about seeing "dolphins" on the menu.

This coin was minted from 1972 to 1981, but 1972 is the only year they were made for circulation.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 28.3 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM11

Obverse Legend

MALTA

Reverse Legend

10 CENTS

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