10 bizarre African coins



2016-04-27 14:33:43

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

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You’re unlikely to find bears and elk in Somalia, except on these coins – Image: eBay

4. Zimbabwe 100 trillion dollar note

Image: eBay

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

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This goat coin makes use of haptic perception, so it feels just like a goat! - eBay

1. Somalia 3D coin

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These will probably not fit in your wallet – Image: eBay 

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