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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2020, 07:59:45 PM »


Here you see a proof version of the 5 bututs coins.

The reverse design shows a sailing boat.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2020, 08:01:16 PM »


The portrait of the president on the obverse of the 10 bututs.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2020, 08:02:17 PM »


The reverse of the 10 bututs depicted a double-spurred francolin.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2020, 08:04:01 PM »


The portrait of the president on the obverse of the 25 bututs.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2020, 08:05:01 PM »


The reverse design of the 25 bututs depicted an African oil palm tree.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »


The reverse of the 50 bututs depicted an African ox.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2020, 08:09:16 PM »


The reverse of the 50 bututs depicted a slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus).

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2020, 08:13:20 PM »


In 1987 the 1 dalasi was issued as a heptagonal coin, with the same dimensions as the large UK 50 pence coin of that time.

It replaced the large round 1 dalasi coins, which had a diameter of 34 mm.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2020, 08:19:51 PM »


The reverse of the 1 dalasi coin featured the same mischievous-looking crocodile.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2020, 08:32:08 PM »
President Jawara continued to rule until 1994, when a coup d'état led by Yahya Jammeh seized power. Following this, Jawara went into exile, but returned in 2002, and lived in retirement in The Gambia until his death.



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In 1998 a new coin series was introduced, in which the effigy of Dawda Jawara was dropped and replaced with the national coat of arms on the obverses. However, older Jawara era coins still commonly circulate as legal tender. The 1 dalasi coin was also downsized in size and weight, but none of the other coins was changed. Only 25 and 50 bututs and 1 dalasi coins are currently in circulation, they are of the 1998 issue which also included 1, 5 and 10 bututs coins but have since disappeared due to their low value.

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Re: Coinage of the Gambia
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2020, 08:34:26 PM »


Here you see the new obverse featuring the coat of arms, on the smaller dalasi coin of 1998.

Image is © Daniel's Coin Zoo.

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