Coinage of the Gambia

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

The reverse design shows a sailing boat.
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The portrait of the president on the obverse of the 10 bututs.
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The reverse of the 10 bututs depicted a double-spurred francolin.
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The portrait of the president on the obverse of the 25 bututs.
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The reverse design of the 25 bututs depicted an African oil palm tree.
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The reverse of the 50 bututs depicted an African ox.
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The reverse of the 50 bututs.

It depicts a slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus).
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In 1987 the 1 dalasi was issued as a heptagonal coin.

It had 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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#38



The reverse of the 1 dalasi coin.

It featured the same mischievous-looking crocodile.
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#39
President Jawara continued to rule until 1994, when a coup d'├ętat 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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#40
Gambia 1 dalasi 1998.jpg


Here you see the the coat of arms on the new obverse design, featuring .

It is shown here on the smaller 1 dalasi coin of 1998.
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