Djibouti, formally known as the Republic of Djibouti, is situated in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Somalia to the south, Ethiopia to the southwest, Eritrea to the north, and is surrounded by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to the east. The country covers an area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi).


Depicts the national arms within the wreath, country name in French above and date below.

Djibouti adopted its national emblem upon gaining independence from France on June 27, 1977. The emblem features laurel branches on the sides and encloses a vertical spear with a shield in front. Below the shield, two hands holding large machetes represent the nation's main ethnic groups, the Afar and the Issa. At the top of the spear is a red star, symbolizing unity between the Issa and Afar peoples.



Depicts two zebras running across the vast plains, underneath a safari with trees in the background, inscription in English and denomination below.

Zebras, distinctive African equines characterized by their iconic black-and-white striped coats, encompass three extant species: Grévy's zebra, the plains zebra, and the mountain zebra. Belonging to the subgenus Hippotigris within the Equus genus, zebras share evolutionary ties with horses and asses, collectively representing the sole living members of the Equidae family. Each zebra boasts a unique stripe pattern, a feature that has sparked various theories regarding its evolutionary purpose, with prevailing evidence suggesting its role as a deterrent against biting flies. These animals inhabit diverse landscapes across eastern and southern Africa, ranging from savannahs and grasslands to woodlands, shrublands, and mountainous terrains, showcasing their adaptability to a wide array of habitats. Zebras, with their striking appearance and significant ecological role, stand as iconic symbols of the African wilderness.

100 DJF

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 31.47 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.15 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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