Butut: coin from Republic of the Gambia; 1/100 dalasi


10 butut, 1971: Republic of the Gambia

10 butut, 1971: Republic of the Gambia

10 BUTUTS - بتوت: the denomination on the coin is indicated in Latin and Arabic fonts.

Double-spurred spurfowl.


Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara — the first President of the Gambia (during 1970-1994).

Coin design: Michael Gaspard Rizzello (English sculptor and designer of Italian origin).

Royal Mint (Llantrisant, United Kingdom).

Mintage: 3.000.000.

  • Nickel brass: 26 mm - 6.3 g
  • Reference price: 1$

COIN BUTUT — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA (1971-...): butut = 1/100 dalasi

BUTUT as coin name.
Butut — currency and coin of the Gambia since 1971 (it was in this year that the decimal monetary system was introduced in the country, local pounds were withdrawn from circulation). 100 bututs equal one Gambian dalasi.
Shortly after the proclamation of the Republic in 1970, The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) minted coins in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 bututs and 1 dalasi. The design of the reverses of the new coins completely replicated the appearance of the Gambian pence and shillings of 1966-1970.
The name of the butut coin comes from "butuut" in one of the national languages of the Gambia (Wolof), which means "small", and indicates that the butut is the smallest part of the local currency.