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50 Ngwee1973, Zambia

in Krause book Number: 14а
Years of issue: 1973
Edition: 16 678 065
Signatures: Governor: Mr. Bitwell Robinson Kuwani (in office 1972 - 1976 and 1982 - 1984)
Serie: 1973 Issue
Specimen of: 1973
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 121 x 67
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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50 Ngwee1973




On all sites it is written that the watermark on the banknote, as well as on all the banknotes of this series, is President Kenneth David Kaunda.

But, personally, I could not consider the profile of the president.


50 Ngwee1973

Kenneth David Kaunda

The engraving on banknote is made after the photo of Kenneth David Kaunda, made, approximately, between 1968 and 1970.

Kenneth David Kaunda (born 28 April 1924), also known as KK, served as the first President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991. Kaunda is the youngest of eight children born to an ordained Church of Scotland missionary and teacher. He followed his father's steps in becoming a teacher. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from European rule. Dissatisfied with Nkumbula's leadership of the African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party. He was the first President of the independent Zambia.

The Coat of arms of Zambia is on top.

coat Zambia

The coat of arms of Zambia was adopted on 24 October 1964 when the Republic of Zambia reached its independence. This coat of arms is adapted from the arms of the Colony of Northern Rhodesia which dates to 1927.

The eagle of liberty African Fish Eagle represents the conquest of freedom and nation's hope for the future.

The pick and hoe represent the country's economic backbone: agriculture and mining, as well as the characteristics that have influenced Zambia's evolution and nature. The shield is a representation of Victoria Falls with white water cascading over black rock. The Victoria Falls represents the Zambezi river, from which Zambia takes its name. The coat of arms also has emblems of Zambia's natural resources: minerals and mining, agriculture and wildlife.

The shield is supported by two figures which represent the common man and woman of the nation. The country's motto is "One Zambia, One Nation", which emphasizes the need for unity in a country of over 60 ethnic groups.

On the left, on the watermark field, the African Fish Eagle, from the coat of arms of Zambia, against the rising, red sun.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In words centered.


50 Ngwee1973

Gold mining in Zambia Gold mining in Zambia

Gold Mining in Zambia - mine, miners, trolleys, jackhammer.

In the ores of the copper-sulphate Lumvana deposit, East Zambia, gold is contained in a concentration of 0.02-0.03 g/t. Its reserves can, therefore, be estimated at 4-5 tons.

Gold reserves in Zambia are associated almost exclusively with small gold deposits, such as Dunrobin, Matala, etc. The total gold reserves of Zambia are 55 tons, incl. confirmed - 25 tons. Obviously, gold production at such a mineral resource base cannot exceed the first hundred kilograms per year.

However, the main gold producer in Zambia could be the gold-containing copper sulphide Kansanshi field, which began operation at the end of 2003. The ores of this field contain up to 0.16 g/ of gold, i.e. gold reserves are 42.7 tons (Metal Bulletin, 2005, No. 8880, p. 11). ( .rus)

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In words lower, centered.