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Coin - 1 Tala, XI Commonwealth Games, Samoa, 1978 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30884

Summary:
1 Tala, Issued by Western Samoa, 1978
Commemorating the Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Canada.
Mint not recorded

Other Details:
The XI Games was the first to bear the current day name of the Commonwealth Games. Forty-six countries sent a total of 1,405 athletes and 504 officials to the Edmonton Games. Ten sports were featured at the Edmonton Games: athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.22 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: sport, commonwealth games edmonton 1978, british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Western Samoa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1978 AD
Denomination: 1 Tala
Obverse Description: Arms of Samoa; around above, SAMOA I SISIFO; below, $1
Reverse Description: Three athletes running to right, above, COMMONWEALTH; in exergue, 1978 / GAMES
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Samoa, 1978
References: KM#30
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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