£1 banknote 1968
|Banknotes||5/-, 10/-, £1, £5, £10|
|Coins||3d, 6d, 1/-, 2/6|
|Central bank||Bank of Biafra|
The first notes denominated in 5 shillings and £1 were introduced on January 29, 1968. A series of coins was issued in 1969; 3 pence, 6 pence, 1 shilling and 2½ shilling coins were minted, all made of aluminium. In February 1969, a second family of notes was issued consisting of 5 shilling, 10 shilling, £1, £5 and £10 denominations. Despite not being recognised as currency by the rest of the world when they were issued, the banknotes were afterwards sold as curios (typically at 2/6 (=.0125 GBP) for 1 pound notes in London philately/notaphily shops) and are now traded among banknote collectors at well above their original nominal value.
The most common note is the 1968 1 Pound, with the 10 Pound and all coins being rare.
|Banknotes of the Biafran pound (1968 "First" issue)|
|5/-||Palm tree over a rising sun||Four Biafran girls|
|£1||Palm tree over a rising sun||Coat of arms of Biafra|
- Linzmayer, Owen (2011). "Biafra". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: www.BanknoteNews.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- Banknotes of Biafra."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2006-01-13.
- Coins with Nigerian naira
- Information from Biafraland.
- A detailed article on the banknotes of the Biafran pound pjsymes.com.au