Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Nigeria 2006

New circulating types:
50 kobo resized
1 and 2 naira bimetallics

(information and images by Fabio Iorio)

LINK: Central Bank of Nigeria

Some notes about the Nigerian Coat of Arms:

The black shield represents the good earth of Nigeria.
The silver wavy bands represent the rivers Niger and Benue.
The white horses represent dignity.
The eagle represents strength.
The wreath is in the colors of the Nigerian flag.
The ground on which the bearings stand is Coctus Spectablis, which is a common wild flower found throughout Nigeria.
The motto says "Unity and faith, Peace and Progress".

1 comment:

  1. Can you tell us what the metals, sizes and weights are. Thanks, Fred