Mozambique since independence

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The reverse design of the 1 metical coin features student woman once more.
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The 2 and 5 meticais coins are made of nickel-plated steel.

They share the common obverse design of the Central Bank's logo.
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The reverse of the nickel-plated steel 2 meticais coin features a coelacanth fish.

The fish was also featured on a Comoros 5 francs coin of the 1990s and on the 10 and 20 francs coins of 1964.
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A coelacanth fish.

Coelacanths are large fish, growing to an average length of 6.5 feet (2 meters).

They can weigh up to 175 pounds (80 kg).

Their deep blue color is thought to help camouflage them from predators.
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A timbila appears on the reverse of the nickel-plated steel 5 meticais coin. 

This traditional wooden xylophone also appeared on the 50 centavos coin of the 1980s.
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The obverse of the 10 meticais coin, the highest denomination of the series.

The coin is bimetallic, having a nickel-clad steel centre within a brass ring.

It weights 7.5 grams and has a diameter of 24.9 mm.
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The Central Bank building is depicted on the reverse of the 10 meticais coin.
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The building of the Central Bank of Mozambique.
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Mozambique is a fascinating country for coin collectors. Since the 1970s, Mozambique has had one new design series every decade - though perhaps the 1975 set does not count, since it was minted but never issued. And the last three design series have also had many design themes in common.

See also: Mozambique: thematic design continuity.
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