• 5 Kobo 1973-1989, KM# 9, Nigeria
  • 5 Kobo 1973-1989, KM# 9, Nigeria
Description

Engraver: Geoffrey Colley

Obverse

The coat of arms of Nigeria has a black shield with two white lines that form in a "Y" shape. The black shield represents Nigeria's fertile soil, while the two horses or chargers on each side represent dignity. The eagle represents strength, while the green and white bands on the top of the shield represent the rich soil.

The red flowers at the base are Costus spectabilis, Nigeria's national flower. This flower was chosen for inclusion in the coat of arms as it is found all over Nigeria and also stand for the beauty of the nation. The white wavy pall represents the Niger and the Benue. On the banderole around the base is Nigeria's national motto since 1978 (short "Unity and Faith" or long "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress").

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
UNITY AND FAITH
1976

Reverse

Value and cocoa beans.

5
kobo

Edge

5 Kobo

KM# 9
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 9.1, KM# 9.2

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