Philippe Simon's Collection


Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in West Africa which existed from 30 May 1967 to January 1970; it was made up of the states in the Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Biafra 5 Shillings 28/01/1968 series: A O 6566111 grade: aUNC cat: 1 comment: Bank of Biafra started printing out its own notes, the Biafran pound. The new currency went public on 28 January 1968, and the Nigerian pound was not accepted as an exchange unit. Front: Rising sun behind palm tree. Back: Four smiling Biafran women. Signatures: Sylvester U. Ugoh & William Okefie Uzoaga. added: 12 months ago
Biafra 1 £ 28/01/1968 series: A B 9371603 grade: XF+ cat: 2 comment: The banknotes were printed in Switzerland. Front : Palm tree & large rising sun at left. Arms on back. added: 12 months ago
Biafra 5 Shillings ND/1969 series: NF 0383057 grade: VF+ cat: 3 comment: General Philip Efiong, Biafra chieff of army staff, announced the biafra surrender on 12 january 1970. Second bank note issue, were introduced, probably around February 1969. added: 12 months ago
Biafra 1 £ ND/1969 series: DL 0987053 grade: aUNC cat: 5a comment: FRONT : Palm tree with sunrise behind it. BACK : Biafran Coat-of-Arms in the centre of the right hand circle. added: 12 months ago