Zambia: unadopted designs of 1968

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After independence, Zambia issued its first national coinage in 1964.

It was denominated in shillings and pence.


In 1968 Zambia issued its first decimal coinage.

Here I will show some of the preliminary designs that were considered.
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Zambia half ngwee sketch.jpg

Image © Royal Mint Museum.


The decimal kwacha unit was subdivided into 100 ngwee.

Initially a half ngwee coin was considered.


The sketch above shows a Clematopsis flower.

Ultimately a half ngwee was not issued.
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Zambia sketch 1.jpg

Image © Royal Mint Museum.


An aardvark design was scheduled to appear on the 1 ngwee coin.

Several variations were tried out.
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Zambia sketch 2.jpg

Image © Royal Mint Museum.

All the sketches in this topic were by English artist Norman Sillman.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

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Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



The aardvark on the issued 1 ngwee coin of 1968.
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Zambia 2 ngwee-ptn.jpg

Image © Royal Mint Museum.

A design of an African fish eagle was scheduled to appear on the 2 ngwee coin.
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Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.