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Offline Jostein

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Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:13:26 PM »


I just receive an e-mail with this information:

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Federation of Free States of Africa
Commonwealth of Emerging States of Africa

Official FFSA Biafra Free State Coins 2012, images in annex.

www.africafederation.net

What it is? Somebody know something about that?  ::)

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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 06:33:26 PM »
Bogus. Biafra ceased to exist in 1970. Pseudo coin for a pseudo country.

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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 06:48:41 PM »
Compare the fantasy above to this 2 shillings coin (token?) of the breakaway "Biafra" of the 1960s. Perhaps someone could sue the issuer of the fantasy piece over copyright ownership?





 
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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 07:01:42 PM »
Reverse Motives are stolen from the coin shown by <k>, obverse motive is stolen from this coin:

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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 11:11:38 PM »
There actually is a separatist movement in/for Biafra, the MASSOB. And it seems that it has issued coins before. Now whether these 2012 thingies have anything to do with them ... ::)

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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 08:55:43 PM »
Compare the fantasy above to this 2 shillings coin (token?) of the breakaway "Biafra" of the 1960s. Perhaps someone could sue the issuer of the fantasy piece over copyright ownership?
The Biafra coins (the real ones) are a nice example of "money on coins", for those who collect for designs.
What looks like a large U is a manilla.

BTW, it depends on the point of view if they are coins or tokens. For the Biafrans they were certainly coins. For the
Nigerians they must be tokens (if anything) as a secessionist government is not in the legal position to issue money.

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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 01:48:28 PM »
Image of the minted piece:



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Re: Fantasy pieces from Biafra
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 02:03:51 PM »
Recently a fantasy piece was issued for Biafra. It has a denomination of 10 Shillings. Only seen this one being advertised from Czech Republic.              First 2017-dated fantasy piece and hopefully also the last one :hammer: