Gambia 1996 1000 dalasis

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 2420
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

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[1] 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.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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