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5 Ariary motto A

Features

Country Madagascar
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1992
Value 5 Ariary
5 MGA = 0.0013 USD
Currency Ariary (1961-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
References KM# 17
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Rice plant within circle

Lettering:
ARIARY DIMY

TANINDRAZANA TOLOM-PIAVOTANA FAHAFAHANA

Translation:
5 Ariary
Fatherland, Revolution, Freedom

Reverse

Star above value within 3/4 wreath

Lettering:
REPOBLIKA DEMOKRATIKA MALAGASY
5 ARIARY
1992

Translation: Malagasian democratic republic

Edge

Reeded

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
1992  2.95 3.98

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