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Obverse of 1994 Djibouti Silver Proof 100 Francs
Obverse of 1994 Djibouti Silver Proof 100 Francs

Sailing Ship on Reverse of 1994 Djibouti Silver Proof 100 Francs
Sailing Ship on Reverse of 1994 Djibouti Silver Proof 100 Francs


Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Its capital is the city of Djibouti.
We tend to see very few coins of Djibouti, partly because of its small population, and therefore low mintages.

Djiboutian Coins
Djibouti, formerly French Somaliland, & French Afars and Isaas has issued its own coins only since 1977. Its currency is the Franc.

Further Information
For more information on Djiboutian history and coinage please see our history page.

The coat of arms of the Republic of Djibouti, introduced after attaining independence on 27 June 1977. It is bordered on the sides with laurel branches. Within this perimeter there is a vertical spear, in front of which is a shield. Underneath the shield, two hands rise away from the spear, which both carry a large knife. These two hands symbolize the main two ethnic groups of the nation: the ethnic group Afar and the ethnic group Issa.
The legend reads:

A 17th century frigate (sailing ship) in full sail, with a representation of the Djiboutian flag in an exergue formed by waves, with the legend:
100 DJF

The coin we have is accompanied by a so-called certificate, printed on rather cheap looking recycled paper, which is anonymous, except for a portcullis.

This document does contain some interesting information about the design, although it does disagree with us (and Krause) about which is the obverse and which is the reverse:-
The obverse represents a frigate in all its full-rigged glory. A durable sailing ship for more than two centuries, the frigate was a three-mast, slimline craft that could put to sea armed to the gunwhales, whilst still retaining the speed to race nimbly toward or away from hostilities.
(Sounds to us as if they had trouble with pirates in those days, too!)

Coin Specifications
100 Francs38.631.470.925.9359

Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
AMW = Actual Metal Weight in troy ounces of pure silver.

Prices & Availability
All prices on our websites are subject to fluctuation and availability. Please check before ordering.
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
1997100 FrancsFrigate (Sailing Ship)15,000Silver ProofYes£45$67.50€55

Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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