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20 Ariary FAO; motto A

20 Ariary (FAO; motto A) -  obverse20 Ariary (FAO; motto A) -  reverse

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Features

Country Madagascar
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1978
Value 20 Ariary (20 MGA)
Currency Ariary (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 12.0 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 14
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

F.A.O.

Obverse

Star above value within 3/4 wreath.

Lettering:
REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY
ariary
20
1978

Translation: MADAGASCAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Reverse

Man on tractor disking field.

Lettering:
ARIARY ROAPOLO
TANINDRAZANA
TOLOM - PIAVOTANA
FAHAFAHANA

Translation:
Twenty Ariary
Homeland
Revolution
Liberty

Engraver: Michael Hibbit

Edge

Milled

Comments

In the circulating currencies of 5, 10, 20 and 50 Ariary, the coins have been using a different motto according to the years of issue:
MOTTO ‘A’ is “TANINDRAZANA - TOLOM-PIAVOTANA-FAHAFAHANA”, it means “Fatherland-Revolution-Liberty”. This was used on: 10 and 20 Ariary of 1978 and 1983 and 5, 10, 20, and 50 Ariary of 1992.
MOTTO ‘B’ is “TANINDRAZANA-FAHAFAHANA-FAHAMARINANA”, it means “Fatherland-Liberty-Justice”. This was used on: 5 and 20 Ariary of 1994 and 5 and 50 Ariary of 1996.
MOTTO ‘C’ is “TANINDRAZANA-FAHAFAHANA-FANDROSOANA” it means “Fatherland-Liberty-Progress”. Up to now this has been used on 10 and 20 Ariary of 1999 and 50 Ariary of 2005.
MOTTO ‘D’ is “FITIAVANA-TANINDRAZANA- FANDROSOANA” it means “Affection-Homelad-Progress”. Up to now this has been used on 10 and 50 Ariary of  2016.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1978  8,001,000 1.45 2.45 2.45 3.74

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