Scellino: coin of Somali Republic (1967); 100 centesimo


1 scellino, 1967: Somali Republic

1 scellino, 1967: Somali Republic

1 SCELLINO: from Italian — 1 shilling.

١ شلن: from Arabic — 1 shilling.


Five-pointed star from coat of arms of Somalia.


الجمهورية الصومالية: Somali Republic (in Arabic).

١٩٦٧ - 1967: the date is given in both Indo-Arabic and European scripts.

Coat of arms of Somalia: a golden framed shield of the Somali flag supported by two Cheetah standing on spears.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

Mintage: 8.150.000.

  • Copper-nickel: 26 mm - 7.4 g
  • Reference price: 2$

COIN SCELLINO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. SOMALI REPUBLIC (1967): scellino = 100 centesimo

SCELLINO as coin name.
Since the 1960s, the official currency of Somalia has been the shilling.
An interesting feature of this monetary unit is that its name was indicated differently on coins at different times.
Nowadays the English spelling is used — shilling.
In 1976 and 1984, coins were minted with denominations indicated in Arabic and Somali — shilin.
However, the very first Somali shilling coin bore the imprint of the country's colonial past. Thus, in 1967, a coin appeared with the denomination indicated in the Italian language — scellino.
That is, shilling, shilin and scellino are the same Somali currency, known in the English-speaking world as the Somali shilling.