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Re: Nigeria: decimal coinage
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2020, 11:09:18 PM »


The 50 kobo coin was round with an inner polygonal rim. The reverse design featured maize.

The coin was made of nickel-plated steel and had a diameter of 24.7 mm.
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2020, 11:13:59 PM »


The obverse of the 50 kobo coin. In 2006 its diameter was reduced from 24.7 mm to 19.5 mm.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2020, 11:37:21 PM »


The reverse of the 1 naira coin (1991 to 1993).


The design portrayed Herbert Macaulay, who is considered the founder of Nigerian nationalism.

This version of the 1 naira coin was minted in nickel-plated steel and had a diameter of 27.5 mm.

It was minted from 1991 to 1993 inclusive.

 
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 11:48:14 PM »


Nigeria, 1 naira, 2006.


Nigeria issued a bimetallic version of the 1 naira coin in 2006 only.

It had a brass centre within a stainless steel ring.

It was 21.5 mm in diameter.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2020, 11:58:16 PM »


Also in 2006 only, a bimetallic 2 naira circulation coin was issued.

It had a stainless steel center within a copper plated steel ring.

Its diameter was 26 mm.
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 11:59:16 PM »


The attractive reverse design depicted Nigeria's National Assembly building.
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2020, 12:01:46 AM »
According to Wikipedia, Nigerian coins are all essentially worthless now as a result of high inflation.
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2020, 04:35:42 PM »
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