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Namibia: pattern coins of the 1990s

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Namibia, 1 Mark, 1990. 

Namibia was formerly a German colony, known as German South West Africa, hence the use of the mark currency.

However, German rule over this territory was punctuated by numerous rebellions by its native African peoples, which culminated in a campaign of German reprisals from 1904 to 1908 known as the Herero and Namaqua genocide. So using the mark would have been highly politically incorrect.





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Namibia, 1 dollar, 1990.  Archer.

This trial had he same obverse as the 1 Mark pattern coin above, showing the Namibian coat of arms.

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Namibia, 10 dollars, 1990.  Archer.

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Namibia, 100 rand, pattern coin, 1987.

In 1987 Namibia was not yet independent and was known as South West Africa.

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Namibia, 100 rand, pattern coin, 1987.

75 JAHRE REITERDENKMAL = 75 years of the rider (horseman) monument.

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Namibia, $100, pattern coin, 2000.  10 years of independence.

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