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  • 1 Dollar 2001-2003, KM# 6a, Zimbabwe
  • 1 Dollar 2001-2003, KM# 6a, Zimbabwe

Depicts the stone-carved Zimbabwe Bird, date below, name of the country above.

The stone-carved Zimbabwe Bird is the national emblem of Zimbabwe, appearing on the national flags and coats of arms of both Zimbabwe and Rhodesia, as well as on banknotes and coins. It probably represents the bateleur eagle or the African fish eagle. The bird's design is derived from a number of soapstone sculptures found in the ruins of the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe.

Engraver: Barry Stanton



Depicts the conical tower inside the Great Enclosure at Great Zimbabwe, value above.

Great Zimbabwe, located in the southeastern hills of present-day Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe, is a medieval city believed to have been the capital of a kingdom during the Late Iron Age. Constructed from the 9th to the 15th century by ancestors of the Shona people, the stone city covers 7.22 square kilometers and housed up to 18,000 people at its peak. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it served as a royal palace, featuring impressive walls up to 11 meters high. Abandoned in the 15th century, it was first mentioned by Europeans in 1531 and later investigated in the late 19th century. Despite controversies and pressure to deny African construction, Great Zimbabwe is now a national monument and the namesake of the modern independent state. The term "great" distinguishes it from smaller ruins, referred to as "zimbabwes," scattered across the Zimbabwe Highveld, totaling around 200 sites in southern Africa.

Engraver: Jeff Huntly

$ 1


1 Dollar

KM# 6a Schön# 60a
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Harare Mint

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