Biafra 25 pounds 2012

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Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970, taking its name from the Bight of Biafra (the Atlantic bay to its south). The inhabitants were mostly the Igbo people who led the secession due to economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria. The creation of the new country was among the causes of the Nigerian Civil War.

There are still a number of political and clandestine organisations that want an independent country for the Igbo People of south-eastern Nigeria.

One of the most active groups is the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). They accuse the state of marginalising the Igbo people. MASSOB says it is a peaceful group and advertises a plan to achieve its goal peacefully. There are two arms to the government, the Biafra Government in Exile and Biafra Shadow Government. In 2009, MASSOB launched "the Biafran International Passport" in response to persistent demand by Biafrans in diaspora.

These coins were produced under the authorization of the Biafra Government in Exile

Additional product information

Year 2,012
Material Bimetallic
Condition UNC
Denomination 25 pounds
Mintage 1000

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