Eastern Nigeria


1 Pound (1967) Proof

1 Pound (1967) Proof front
1 Pound (1967) Proof back

Enlarge: Front1 Pound (1967) Proof front
 & Back1 Pound (1967) Proof back

Front: leopard head at left, pipeline and gas storage at low center

Back: ships and dockside cranes

No notes ever issued for Eastern Nigeria. These are archival photographs of face and back designs of 1 pound proofs. The proofs were printed around January 1967, just a few months before this region of Nigeria declared independence and officially named Biafra. Sold at Spink & Son Dec 9, 2014 auctions for 420 GBP ($557).

Courtesy spink & son

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Nigeria, located on the Atlantic coast of Africa, was a British colony 1885-1960. Became independent in 1960. It's a member of the British Commonwealth. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Nigeria.




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