10 bizarre African coins
Some of the wildest currency in circulation on the planet can be found in Africa. Here are 10 of the most bizarre African coins and banknotes.
10. Benin cannabis scent 1,000 franc
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "greenback" – Image: eBay
9. Benin Vladimir Vysotsky coin
This Benin coin inexplicably displays an image of Russian songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky – Image: eBay
8. Somalia guitar coins
These coins are pretty rocking – Image: eBay
7. Somalia motorbike coins
These coins are legal tender but good luck finding anywhere with till drawers big enough to take them – Image eBay
6. Somalia mythology set
One for the Game of Thrones fan in your life – Image: eBay
5. Somalia animal coins
You’re unlikely to find bears and elk in Somalia, except on these coins – Image: eBay
4. Zimbabwe 100 trillion dollar note
Inflation is so out of control in Zimbabwe that this note is worth around 40 US cents – Image: eBay
3. Ivory Coast mammoth ivory coin
It’s illegal to trade in elephant ivory, but not mammoth ivory… - Image: eBay
2. Benin goat coin
This goat coin makes use of haptic perception, so it feels just like a goat! - eBay
1. Somalia 3D coin
These will probably not fit in your wallet – Image: eBay
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