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Offline sony

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Botswana 50 cents 1966
« on: February 09, 2020, 05:47:30 PM »
Hello,

for this coin on numista it say that is non-circulating coin

50 Cents (Independence) - Botswana – Numista

but

I found in this book: The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, 1649-1971

that this coin was accepted in Botswana and it was circulate there.

What do you think?

Thanks.


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Re: Botswana 50 cents 1966
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 06:00:38 PM »
The coin had a mintage of 40 200. Botswana has a population of roughly 2 million people today. What was it back then? Roughly half? That would mean one coin for roughly every 25 people. Not very useful.