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Mozambique’s 2006 dated coins

I first saw promotional images of Mozambique’s 2006 dated coin series about a week before their first issue date, 1/July/2006. On that day the government re-valued their currency at a rate of 1000 old Meticais to 1 new Metical and launched new coins and notes in the new currency. The nine new coins were 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 Centavos and 1, 2, 5, 10 Meticais. The six new notes were 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Meticais. Circulation of the old money would continue, but would not be allowed after 31/December/2006.

I got my set of the coins on 23/September/2006. They are a nice set of clear designs with only two bearing any resemblance to previous coins of Mozambique. They were all designed by Michael Guilfoyle (this information via a "Freedom of Information" request to the British Royal Mint). He is perhaps best known for his various designs for Republic of Ireland Euro-denominated silver collector coins. The coins were all minted by the British Royal Mint.

Now to take a look at the coins…

The common obverse to all nine pieces in the set comprises the date “2006” and the legend “BANCO DE MOÇAMBIQUE” around the bank’s logo. Reverse design and other details are given below along side images and other info for the coins.

Mozambique 1 Centavo 2006
Mozambique 1 Centavo 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 1 Centavo 2006. Reverse design - Rhinoceros and denomination, mass 2.00 grams, diameter 15.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Copper-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 5 Centavos 2006
Mozambique 5 Centavos 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 5 Centavos 2006. Reverse design - Cheetah and denomination, mass 2.30 grams, diameter 19.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Copper-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 10 Centavos 2006
Mozambique 10 Centavos 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 10 Centavos 2006. Reverse design - Tractor and denomination, mass 3.06 grams, diameter 17.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Brass-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 20 Centavos 2006
Mozambique 20 Centavos 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 20 Centavos 2006. Reverse design - Cotton and denomination, mass 4.10 grams, diameter 20.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Brass-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 50 Centavos 2006
Mozambique 50 Centavos 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 50 Centavos 2006. Reverse design - Woodpecker and denomination, mass 5.74 grams, diameter 23.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Brass-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 1 Metical 2006
Mozambique 1 Metical 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 1 Metical 2006. Reverse design - Woman Writing and denomination, mass 5.30 grams, diameter 21.00mm (seven-sided), Edge: Plain, Composition: Nickel-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 2 Meticais 2006
Mozambique 2 Meticais 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 2 Meticais 2006. Reverse design - Coelacanth fish and denomination, mass 6.00 grams, diameter 24.00mm, Edge: 4 plain and 4 reeded sections, Composition: Nickel-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 5 Meticais 2006
Mozambique 5 Meticais 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 5 Meticais 2006. Reverse design - Timbila (similar to a xylophone) and denomination, mass 6.50 grams, diameter 27.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Nickel-plated-Steel.

 
Mozambique 10 Meticais 2006
Mozambique 10 Meticais 2006. (Scaled to 200dpi)


Mozambique 10 Meticais 2006. Reverse design - Bank of Mozambqiue headquarters building and the denomination:- “DEZ METICAIS” and also “10”, mass 7.50 grams, diameter 25.00mm, Edge: Reeded, Composition: Nickel-plated-Steel centre and Nickel-Brass ring.


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