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  • 10 Cents 1986, KM# 76, Malta
  • 10 Cents 1986, KM# 76, Malta

Depicts the coat of arms between 1975 and 1988, the new name of the Republic of Malta and the date below.

The coat of arms was adopted on 11 July 1975, seven months after Malta became a republic. It showed a coastal scene with the rising sun, a traditional Maltese boat (Luzzu), a shovel and a pitchfork, and an Opuntia. The emblem was controversial since it was not heraldic, and it was replaced by the current coat of arms soon after the Nationalists won the 1987 election. It was proposed that the 1964 coat of arms be readopted, but eventually a simplified version of it was chosen.



Depicts the mahi-mahi left and denomination.

The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado and dolphin, it is one of two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. Mahi means very strong in Hawaiian.



10 Cents

KM# 76 Schön# 83
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.01 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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