Description

Designer: Noel Galea

Obverse

Coat of arms of Malta, state name, and year of issue.

The Coat of arms of Malta which includes the Maltese flag and a mural crown of fortifications symbolising a city state. Shield of the arms is bound by an olive branch and a palm branch as Maltese symbols of peace, tied at their base by a ribbon reading Republic of Malta. The name Malta sits round the upper left inner edge and the year in a similar fashion on the right.

MALTA
REPUBBLIKA TA' MALTA
2000

Reverse

The blue rock thrush and the denomination.

The blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius) is a species of chat. This thrush-like Old World flycatcher was formerly placed in the family Turdidae. It breeds in southern Europe, northwest Africa, and from central Asia to northern China and Malaysia. The blue rock thrush is Malta's national bird since 1971.

Lm1

Edge

BANK CENTRALI TA' MALTA •

1 Lira

KM# 99 Schön# 98
Characteristics
Material Nickel
Weight 13 g
Diameter 29.82 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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