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  • 200 Francs 2023, KM# 132, Djibouti, Legends of Egypt, Nefertiti
  • 200 Francs 2023, KM# 132, Djibouti, Legends of Egypt, Nefertiti

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (ca. 1370 – ca. 1330 BC) was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Known for a religious revolution, they worshipped only one god, Aten, or the sun disc, which led to the establishment of a new monotheistic religion in Egypt. Alongside her husband, Nefertiti played a significant role during one of the wealthiest periods in Ancient Egyptian history, influencing religious practices throughout the region.


Depicts the national emblem encircled by a wreath, with the country name written in French above. In the foreground, two captivating images of Nefertiti are depicted: Queen Nefertiti seated on the right, accompanied by two of her daughters—one seated on her lap and the other resting on her left shoulder—as they sit upon thrones. On the left side, the profile of Nefertiti's bust is featured.

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.

Ag 999 • 200 FRANCS • 3 oz


Depicts a stunning bust of Nefertiti with an antique finish, crafted with authentic 3D minting. In the background, there are lotus flowers and the cartouche of Nefertiti's name in Hieroglyphics.

The Nefertiti Bust, a painted stucco-coated limestone sculpture, represents Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. Crafted around 1345 B.C.E. by Thutmose, it was discovered in his workshop in Amarna, Egypt, by a German archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt in 1912. Since then, it has been housed in various locations in Germany, including a bank cellar, a salt-mine in Merkers-Kieselbach, and several museums. Currently, it is exhibited at the Neues Museum in Berlin, where it was originally showcased before World War II. The bust has become a cultural symbol of both Berlin and ancient Egypt, sparking a contentious debate between Egypt and Germany over its repatriation, which began in 1924 following its public display without prior inspection by Egyptian officials.

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 92.5 g
Diameter -
Width 40 mm
Height 60 mm
Thickness -
Shape oval
Alignment Coin
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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