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1998 or 2003 Uganda 500 Shillings coin pendant Ugandan Kob Crested Crane bird spears Kampala Baganda Africa Luganda Kira Wakiso Town n000875

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Uganda 500 Shillings {1998-2019} 1S 1L1998, 2L2003 FEATURING front: 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". Lettering: BANK OF UGANDA FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY FIVE HUNDRED SHILLINGS back: East African crowned crane • quantity 1 • polished Aluminum-brass coin • diameter: 23.5 mm • weight: 9 g CHOOSE FROM DROP DOWN MENU {2.4 mm thick cords} • 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp • 24” brass ball chain {lightweight 5 g} • 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}  • no chain or cord message me if you need a shorter length black necklace  facebook.com/coinedJewelry instagram.com/coinedJewelry twitter.com/coinedJewelry pinterest.com/coinedJewelry tumblr.com/blog/coinedJewelry