President Kenneth Kaunda and African Eagle & Teacher with Student 2 Kwacha Zambia Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (Kwanzaa)
President Kenneth Kaunda and African Fish Eagle & Teacher with Student at School 2 Kwacha Zambia Authentic Banknote Currency Money for Jewelry and Crafts (KK) (African Gandhi) (Independence) (Anti-colonial)
Portrait of President Kenneth Kaunda in tribal outfit on the right. The Zambian national bird, an African fish eagle at left.
K2 BANK OF ZAMBIA
I PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND
FOR THE BANK OF ZAMBIA
ONE SAMBIA ONE NATION
Child writing with teacher's help. School Building on the Right.
K2 BANK OF ZAMBIA
Water Mark : President Kenneth Kaunda
Security Thread Present
Period Republic (1964-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1980 (1980-1988)
Value 2 ZK - Zambian kwacha (2 ZMK)
Currency Kwacha (1968-2012)
Size 133 × 68 mm
Demonetized 23 November 2012
Number N# 203316
References P# 24
Kenneth David Kaunda (28 April 1924 – 17 June 2021), also known as KK, Africa's Gandhi, was a Zambian politician who served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule. Dissatisfied with Harry Nkumbula's leadership of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party (UNIP). He was the first president of the independent Zambia. In 1973 following tribal and inter-party violence, all political parties except UNIP were banned through an amendment of the constitution after the signing of the Choma Declaration. At the same time, Kaunda oversaw the acquisition of majority stakes in key foreign-owned companies. The 1973 oil crisis and a slump in export revenues put Zambia in a state of economic crisis. International pressure forced Kaunda to change the rules that had kept him in power. Multi-party elections took place in 1991, in which Frederick Chiluba, the leader of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, ousted Kaunda.
Kaunda was briefly stripped of Zambian citizenship in 1999, but the decision was overturned the following year.
The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) or the African sea eagle, is a large species of eagle found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply occur. It is the national bird of Namibia and Zambia. As a result of its large range, it is known in many languages. Examples of names include: nkwazi in Chewa, aigle pêcheur in French, hungwe in Shona, inkwazi in isiZulu, and 'ntšhu' (pronounced "ntjhu") in Northern Sotho. This species may resemble the bald eagle in appearance; though related, each species occurs on different continents, with the bald eagle being resident in North America.
This species is listed as least concern by the IUCN. The estimated population size is about 300,000 individuals with a distribution area of 18,300,000 km2.
In the form of the Zimbabwe Bird, it is the national bird of Zimbabwe and appears on the Zimbabwean flag. The bird also figures in the coat of arms of Namibia, Zambia, and South Sudan, and on the Zambian flag.
The bill is in pristine condition. I don't know the conversion rate for two Kwacha to dollars but I can tell you that it is a nice piece of 'art' at a very reasonable price.