50 Ngwee Second Republic


Country Zambia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1972-1983
Value 50 Ngwee (0.5 ZMK)
Currency Kwacha (1968-2012)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.6 g
Diameter 30.92 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 16,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 16
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Second Republic, 13 December 1972


Kenneth Kaunda, president of Zambia facing right, date below.



National arms of Zambia in center, text around outside rim.

·50 NGWEE·



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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  6,000,000 1.10 2.10 3.52 94% Royal Mint
1972  2,000 3% Royal Mint; Proof
1978  24,000 5% Royal Mint; Proof
1983  998,000 2% Royal Mint

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