Republic of Uganda
2 Shillings, 1966

Obverse Description

Arms of Uganda, a traditional African shield decorated at the centre with the sun; above, waves of Lake Victoria; and below, a drum; spears cross behind the shield which is supported by a Ugandan Kob and a crested crane; the shield sits on raised ground with the River Nile flowing from its base; below on ribbon, FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY; around, BANK OF UGANDA TWO SHILLINGS

Reverse Description

Within a curved framework with floral endings either side of the denomination, a grey-crowned crane (also described as an East African crowned crane) facing left with, tall pointed mountains in the background; around above, BANK OF UGANDA; below in three lines, TWO / SHILLINGS / 1966

Edge Description



For the mountains see the shilling issues for East Africa which have a lion instead of the crane. This was the first issue of the Bank of Uganda for the Republic of Uganda.

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