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Zambian pound

The pound was the currency in Zambia from independence in 1964 until decimalization on January 16, 1968. It was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Coins 2
  • Banknotes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The Zambian pound replaced the Rhodesia and Nyasaland pound at par. It was pegged to the British pound at par and was replaced by the kwacha at a rate of 2 kwacha = 1 pound or 1 kwacha = 10 shillings.

Coins

In 1964, cupro-nickel 6 pence, 1 and 2 shilling coins were introduced, followed by holed, bronze 1 penny coins in 1966.

Banknotes

In 1964, the Bank of Zambia introduced notes in denominations of 10 shillings, 1 and 5 pounds.

Image Denomination Obverse Reverse
[1] 10 shillings Chaplin's barbet Farmers plowing with tractor and oxen
[2] 1 pound Black-cheeked lovebird Mining tower and conveyors
[3] 5 pounds Wildebeest Victoria Falls

References

Category:Currencies of AfricaCategory:1964 establishments in Zambia


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