Somalia 1984 25 shillings
This specimen was lot 1523 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "SOMALIA: AR 25 shillings, 1984, F.A.O. World Fisheries Conference, sea turtle, struck by the Royal Mint, NGC graded PF68 UC, RR. Authorized mintage of 500 but far fewer struck, probably around 50 or so."
Recorded mintage: 2,600 in copper-nickel plus 20,000 silver proofs plus piedforts.
Specification: KM 40: copper-nickel; KM 40a: 28.28 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-P3, Piêfort of type KM-40.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.