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  • 250 Francs 2018, KM# 63, Djibouti, Shapes of Africa, Lion
  • 250 Francs 2018, KM# 63, Djibouti, Shapes of Africa, Lion

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 coat of arms encased by a wreath, the French country name positioned above, the denomination centered on the left, the silhouette of a walking lion serving as a perforation below, and the year of issue on the bottom.

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 a detailed view of a mature male lion with keen eyesight, set against a grassy plain. In the backdrop, there are trees, with the outline of a walking lion serving as a perforation, the metal, purity, and weight specifications on the bottom. The map of Africa, serving as a central component within the entire series, is positioned towards the middle left.

The lion, scientifically known as Panthera leo, is a sizable feline belonging to the Panthera genus and is indigenous to Africa and India. Possessing a robust, broad-chested physique, a short, rounded head, ears that are rounded, and a tuft of hair at the tail's end, it displays sexual dimorphism, with adult males being larger than females and sporting a prominent mane. Exhibiting a social nature, it congregates in prides, which typically comprise a few adult males, related females, and their offspring. Female lions commonly hunt together in groups, primarily targeting large ungulates. As an apex and keystone predator, the lion occasionally scavenges when opportunities arise and, although there have been instances of attacks on humans, it generally does not actively seek out and prey on them.

1 oz AG .999

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 50 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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