Antelope "Kafue Lechwe" 50 Ngwee Zambia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Antelope "Kafue Lechwe" Zambian Authentic Coin Charm 50 Ngwee for Jewelry and Craft Making
The back of the coin bears a Kafue Lechwe, the Zambian antelope, with the value below.
The front of the coin bears the national arms of Zambia, with the date of mintage below.
Period Republic (1964-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 50 Ngwee (0.5 ZMK)
Currency Kwacha (1968-2012)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 4.05 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 3517
References KM# 30, Schön# 29
The coat of arms of Zambia was adopted on 24 October 1964 when the Republic of Zambia reached its independence. This coat of arms is adapted from the arms of the Colony of Northern Rhodesia which dates to 1927. The African fish eagle represents the conquest of freedom and nation's hope for the future. The pick and hoe represent the country's economic backbone: agriculture and mining, as well as the characteristics that have influenced Zambia's evolution and nature. The shield is a representation of Victoria Falls with white water cascading over black rock. The Victoria Falls represents the Zambezi river, from which Zambia takes its name. The coat of arms also has emblems of Zambia's natural resources: minerals and mining, agriculture and wildlife. The shield is supported by two figures which represent the common man and woman of the nation. The country's motto is "One Zambia, One Nation, which emphasizes the need for unity in a country of over 72 ethnic groups.
The coin is in excellent condition and arrived quickly. Thank you!
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