Heptagonal 5 Shillings Uganda Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Heptagonal 5 Shillings Uganda Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making
Obverse: Coat of Arms w/text "For God and My Country"
Lettering: BANK OF UGANDA · FIVE SHILLINGS
Reverse: Value within center circle of sprigs
The Coat of Arms of Uganda is centered on a shield and spears on a green mound.
Period Republic (1962-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 5 Shillings
5 UGX = 0.0014 USD
Currency New shilling (1987-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 3.50 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.20 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2114
References KM# 29
The shield and spears represent the willingness of the Ugandan people to defend their country. There are three images on the shield: those on top represent the waves of Lake Victoria; the sun in the centre represents the many days of brilliant sunshine Uganda enjoys; and the traditional drum at the bottom is symbolic of dancing, and the summoning of people to meetings and ceremony.
The shield is flanked on the right by a Crested Crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps), a subspecies of the Grey-crowned Crane and the national bird of Uganda. On the left is the Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi), a species of Kob that here represents abundant wildlife.
The shield stands on a green mound, representing fertile land, and directly above a representation of the River Nile. Two main cash crops, coffee and cotton, flank the river.
At the bottom is the national motto:
"For God and My Country".
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