- Gambian pound
The pound was the currency of the
Gambiabetween 1907 and 1971. Until 1966, Gambia used the British West African pound, after which it issued its own currency. In 1971, the dalasi replaced the pound at a rate of 1 pound = 5 dalasi, i.e., 1 dalasi = 4 shillings.
Coins were introduced in 1966 in denominations of 1, 3 and 6 pence, 1, 2 and 4 shillings, with 8 shillings added in 1970. All coins had
Queen Elizabeth II's portrait on the obverse.
The 8 shilling coin of Gambia is the only example of this denomination ever minted. With the exception of the Hippopotamus, the reverse designs of the pre-decimal coins were reused on Gambia's decimal coins.
In 1965, banknotes were introduced by the Gambia Currency Board in denominations of 10 shillings, 1 and 5 pounds. All notes had a sailing boat with a forest background on the obverse and were produced until 1970.
Economy of the Gambia
*numis cite SCWC | date=1991
*numis cite SCWPM | date=1994
Standard numismatics external links
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gfd_1_name = The Gambia
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gfd_data_1_name = Gambia Dalasi
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