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Marijuana Cannabis Leaf GILDED
Марихуана Каннабис Сатива
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NumisCollect (Netherlands)
Nominal value
1000 francs
31,1 g
38,61 mm
Silver 999°
499 pcs
Production quality
Fully gilded coin with partial coloring
Description of obverse and reverse
The reverse of the coin depicts the well known cannabis leaf in color with a multitude of these leaves in the background in Smartminted© relief, together with the inscriptions: “cannabis sativa” and “2021” (the year of issue).

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms of the Republic of Benin with the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN” (the issuing country) and “1000 FRANCS CFA” (the face value).

A brief annotation
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative species, Cannabis sativa L., Cannabis indica Lam., and Cannabis ruderalis Janisch. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber and minimal levels of THC, a psychoactive molecule that produces the “high” associated with marijuana. The psychoactive product consists of dried flowers and leaves of plants selected to produce high levels of THC. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.

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№ 4(65) 2023
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