Obverse. Photo © MA-SHOPS
  • 10 Qirsh 1981, KM# 85, Sudan, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
  • 10 Qirsh 1981, KM# 85, Sudan, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
Description

World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with hunger and food security, including the World Food Programme, the World Health Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Obverse

Depicts the national emblem of the Democratic Republic of the Sudan (1970–1985) dates in Gregorian (left) and Islamic year (right) in Arabic numerals below.

The emblem shows a secretarybird bearing a shield from the time of Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi who briefly ruled Sudan in the 19th century. Two scrolls are placed on the arms; the upper one displays the national motto, ("Victory is ours"), and the lower one displays the title of the state.

The secretarybird was chosen as a distinctively Sudanese and indigenous variant of the "Eagle of Saladin" and "Hawk of Quraish" seen in the emblems of some Arab states, and associated with Arab nationalism.

النصر لنا
١٤٠١ ١٩٨١
جمهورية السودان الديمقراطية

Reverse

Depicts cow and calf between two corns, denomination below and inscriptions "World Food Day" and "16 October 1981" below.

يوم الاغذية العالمى
١٦ اكتوبر ١٩٨١
١٠ قروش

Edge

10 Qirsh (Piastres)

Democratic Republic
KM# 85 Schön# 64
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 9.9 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Omdurman Mint

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