The Shattered Pearl Of The Indian Ocean: 50 Shillings (Somalia,1991)-Reference

Updated: Nov 13, 2021

This late Cold War Somali banknote represents the 2nd denomination of 1991 Currency Reform Series. The observe depicts a Somali artisan weaving on a hand loom. The reverse a Somali man in traditional dress, with 3 children on a donkey. (Note Size: 140 x 70 mm or 5.51 x 2.76 in)



Additional Notes

The Currency Reform series was printed under the orders of President-General Siad Barré (1910-1995), in 1990. Then seized by the "Mogadishu Northern Forces", under United Somali Congress (USC) interim President Ali Mahdi Mohamed. During Somalia's rapid descent into civil war, in 1991.

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