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1966 Uganda 1 Shilling coin pendant Kob Crested Crane Kampala Mbarara bird spear Baganda antelope Africa Luganda Kira Wakiso Town n000846

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Uganda 1 Shilling {1966-1975} 5S

front: Crested Crane bird standing with mountains in background

back: Coat of arms of Uganda

The shield and spears represent the willingness of the Ugandan people to defend their country. There are three images on the shield: those on top represent the waves of Lake Victoria and Lake Albert; the sun in the centre represents the many days of brilliant sunshine Uganda enjoys; and the traditional drum at the bottom is symbolic of dancing, and the summoning of people to meetings and ceremony.

In 1967 the country's ancient monarchies—the kingdom's of Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole, Toro, and the Principality of Busoga were abolished turning Uganda into a republic.

The shield is flanked on the heraldic left side by a crested crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps), a subspecies of the grey-crowned crane and the national bird of Uganda. On the right is the Ugandan kob (Kobus kob thomasi), a species of kob that here represents abundant wildlife.

The shield stands on a green mound, representing fertile land, and directly above a representation of the River Nile. Two main cash crops, coffee and cotton, flank the river. At the bottom is the national motto: "For God and My Country".

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 25.5 mm
• weight: 6.50 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick {lightweight 5 g}
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}
• no chain or cord

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