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10 Dalasis Independence

10 Dalasis (Independence) -  obverse 10 Dalasis (Independence) -  reverse

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Features

Country Gambia
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1975
Value 10 Dalasis
10 GMD = 0.21 USD
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 16
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of Independence

Obverse

President’s bust left

Lettering: REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

Engraver: Michael Rizzello

Michael Gaspard Rizzello OBE was a sculptor and designer. Rizzello was born in London of Italian parents. His father was a tailor. He attended the London Oratory School and did not want to follow his father's profession. He enlisted in the army in 1944, and was demobbed in 1948. He was a good baritone singer and had to choose between music and drawing; he chose the latter. He attended the Royal College of Art winning both the Drawing Prize and Travelling Scholarship in Sculpture. This led to study in Italy, sculpture in Rome for two years, and he was awarded the Prix de Rome 1951 for Sculpture. He began his career making wax heads for Madame Tussauds. He served an unprecedented term of two 5-year periods as President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. His public statuary includes Dancer with Ribbon in Oxford Street, London. His David Lloyd George stands in Cathays Park, Cardiff, and other portrait busts include Nelson Mandela.

Reverse

Coat of arms of The Gambia, denomination below

Lettering:
INDEPENDENCE 1965-1975
PROGRESS PEACE PROSPERITY
10 DALASIS

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1975  50,000

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