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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Other Medieval & Modern| > WO91880
Republic of Somalia, Chinese Zodiac Series - Year of Tiger, 10 Shillings, 2000
Somalia is on the Horn of Africa, bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland and its terrain is mainly plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. The population is around 14.3 million, mostly Sunni Muslim. The devastating Somali Civil War began in 1991. By 2012 the insurgents had lost most territory. In August, a new provisional constitution was passed, the Federal Government of Somalia was formed, and a period of reconstruction began in Mogadishu.
WO91880. Nickel plated steel 10 Shillings, Krause KM 92, MS, weight 4.82g, maximum diameter 25mm, die axis 0o, 2000; obverse REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA (clockwise above), SHILLINGS 10 SCELLINI (counterclockwise below), arms of Somalia: shield with a white star on a blue field, Moorish battlements crown above, supported on each side by a rampant leopard, a ribbon argent wrapped around two crossed lances over two crossed palm fronds below; reverse 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010, Tiger stalking left, Chinese character in left field, TIGER over 2000 below; SOLD











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