• 10 Francs 1961, KM# 3, Mali
  • 10 Francs 1961, KM# 3, Mali
Description

Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Its capital is Bamako. The sovereign state of Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economy centers on agriculture and mining. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt.

Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire (for which Ghana is named), the Mali Empire (for which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire.

Obverse

Horse head left, country name above, date below.

REPUBLIQUE DU MALI
1961

Reverse

Value within leaf wreath.

10 FRANCS
MALIENS

Edge

10 Francs

KM# 3
Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.32 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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