Tuesday, May 10, 2016
UNUSUAL MULTICOLOR CANNABIS COIN
The West African nation of Benin issued this colored legal tender coin featuring Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as marijuana, pot, grass, weed and many other names as well. The 2011 issue is shaped like a marijuana leaf. The 44mm silver-plated copper-nickel coin looks like a green cannabis leaf on one side and has the arms of Benin and the denomination on the other. The coin will supposedly smell like cannabis when rubbed. This Proof coin denominated as 100 Francs CFA. The coin has a limited mintage of just 2,500 pieces and comes in a capsule with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.