Solomon Islands 50-CENTS (KM237) Malaita Eagle Spirit
The Central Bank of Solomon Islands tells us this is the Malaita Eagle Spirit, but beyond that I can find little information. I believe the Eagle Spirit is part of the folklore of the Fataleka people.
The Eagle Spirit design first appeared on the two cent coin in 1977 (KM2), and on subsequent two cent coins. It made an appearance on this 50 cent coin, which appeared in 2012 (and as of mid-2016 is the only year it was minted).
Thank you to Maria for gifting this coin to the Coin Zoo!
- Diameter: 20.9 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad steel
- CAT#: KM237