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150 Rupees Kingdom Anniversary

Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (Fantasy issues - Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
Type Token
Year 1977
Value 150 Rupees (150)
Composition Gold (.916)
Weight 8.48 g
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References X# 10a,
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 10a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

150 Years of the Kingdom of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Obverse

Featured on the obverse of each is a left-facing portrait of John Clunies Ross. Engraved around the upper left and right peripheries are two branches, and around the rim below the portrait is the caption "JOHN CLUNIES ROSS".

Lettering: JOHN CLUNIES ROSS

Reverse

Depicted on the reverse is a leaning coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) on an island with the ocean in the background, an illustration similar to that found on the obverses of a series of token coins issued on the islands in 1968. To the immediate right of the tree is the purported value "150 RUPEES" written on two lines. The legend "150TH ANNIVERSARY • KEELING • COCOS ISLANDS" is engraved around the rim, starting near the bottom of the image, arching upwards, and ending at the other side of the reverse. "1827-1977" is featured at the very bottom of the coin, separated from the other inscription by a bullet point on either side.

Lettering:
*150TH ANNIVERSARY * KEELING * COCOS ISLANDS *
150
RUPEES
1827-1977

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Two emissions of the coin were produced: one in .75 fine gold and the other in .916 gold. The latter of the two weighs approximately 8.48 grams. Both are circular in shape and use coin alignment.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1977  2,000
1977  2,000 Proof

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