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Re: Mozambique since independence
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2017, 02:27:14 PM »








On the one metical coin we see the student woman once more, familiar from the two previous coinages.

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Re: Mozambique since independence
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2017, 02:28:48 PM »


The 2 meticais features a coelacanth, which can grow to a length of 170 cm. The fish has also featured on a Comoros 5 francs coin of the 1990s, and on the 10 and 20 francs coins of 1964, in the same country.

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Re: Mozambique since independence
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »


A timbila appears on the 5 meticais coin.  This traditional wooden xylophone also appeared on the 50 centavos coin of the 1980s.

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Re: Mozambique since independence
« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2017, 02:31:38 PM »








The Central Bank building is depicted on the reverse of the bimetallic 10 meticais coin, the highest denomination of the series.

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Re: Mozambique since independence
« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2017, 02:33:07 PM »
The obverse of the lower denomination coins also showed the logo of the Central Bank.

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Re: Mozambique since independence
« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2017, 02:33:44 PM »
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. (By this standard, we can expect another set before 2020. Will it materialise?) And the last three design series have also had many design themes in common.

This ends my survey of independent Mozambique's modern coinage.