Gambia 1996 1000 dalasis
This specimen was lot 2420 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description noted, "GAMBIA. 1,000 Dalasis, 1996. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Mintage of only 99 pieces. Depicting lion, lioness and cub." The Gambia is an English-speaking region wedged inside the French-speaking Senegal. Attempts to unify them have been fruitless. Gambia has issued some circulating coinage sporadically. This NCLT was accompanied by a silver 100 dalasis (KM 45) and gold 200 dalasis (KM 48).
Recorded mintage: 99.
Specification: 155.5 g, .999 fine gold, 5.00 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-7a; KM-69.
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