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|obverse= *Simplified {{wp|en|coat of arms of Zambia}}, state title, year (1964)
 
|obverse= *Simplified {{wp|en|coat of arms of Zambia}}, state title, year (1964)
 
*{{wp|en|Kenneth Kaunda}}, state title, year (1966)
 
*{{wp|en|Kenneth Kaunda}}, state title, year (1966)
|reverse= {{wp|en|Crowned hornbill}} (''{{wsp|Tockus alboterminatus}}''), value
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|reverse= {{wp|en|Crowned hornbill}} (''[[wikispecies:Tockus alboterminatus|Tockus alboterminatus]]''), value
 
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The '''1 [[shilling]] [[coin]]''' is a former [[circulation]] piece of the [[Zambia|Republic of Zambia]] that was issued in two types from [[1964]] to [[1966]]. With the establishment of the [[Zambian pound]] in 1964, the first 1 shilling coin was introduced that year. It was followed only two years later in 1966 by a modified second piece bearing the likeness of {{wp|en|President of Zambia|President}} {{wp|en|Kenneth Kaunda}} (1924&ndash;; <abbr title="In office">i.o.</abbr> 1964&ndash;1991).
 
The '''1 [[shilling]] [[coin]]''' is a former [[circulation]] piece of the [[Zambia|Republic of Zambia]] that was issued in two types from [[1964]] to [[1966]]. With the establishment of the [[Zambian pound]] in 1964, the first 1 shilling coin was introduced that year. It was followed only two years later in 1966 by a modified second piece bearing the likeness of {{wp|en|President of Zambia|President}} {{wp|en|Kenneth Kaunda}} (1924&ndash;; <abbr title="In office">i.o.</abbr> 1964&ndash;1991).
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The 1 shilling coin of the series is composed of a [[cupronickel]] alloy of 75 percent [[copper]] and 25 percent [[nickel]] and measures 5.6 grams in mass, 23.6 millimeters in diameter, and 1.8 millimeters in thickness. It has [[medallic alignment]]; raised, undecorated [[rims]]; and a reeded [[edge]], and is round in [[shape]].
 
The 1 shilling coin of the series is composed of a [[cupronickel]] alloy of 75 percent [[copper]] and 25 percent [[nickel]] and measures 5.6 grams in mass, 23.6 millimeters in diameter, and 1.8 millimeters in thickness. It has [[medallic alignment]]; raised, undecorated [[rims]]; and a reeded [[edge]], and is round in [[shape]].
   
Displayed in the center of the [[obverse]] is a simplified version of the {{wp|en|coat of arms of Zambia}} &ndash; which consists of a central {{wp|en|Escutcheon (heraldry)|escutcheon}} decorated with wavy lines, surmounted by a crossing {{wp|en|Hoe (tool)|hoe}} and {{wp|en|pickaxe}} and an {{wp|en|African fish eagle}} (''{{wsp|Haliaeetus vocifer}}'') with outspread wings. The {{wp|en|Supporter (heraldry)|supporters}} included in the full rendition of the arms, in addition to the {{wp|en|Compartment (heraldry)|compartment}} on which they and various symbols stand and the {{wp|en|scroll}} bearing Zambia's {{wp|en|national motto}}, are omitted on the coin. The {{wp|en|Gregorian calendar|Gregorian}} date of minting, "1964", is engraved horizontally in the middle of the obverse, the first two digits (19) separated from the last two (64) by the coat of arms. Printed in a counterclockwise direction along the coin's lower periphery is the state title "ZAMBIA".
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Displayed in the center of the [[obverse]] is a simplified version of the {{wp|en|coat of arms of Zambia}} &ndash; which consists of a central {{wp|en|Escutcheon (heraldry)|escutcheon}} decorated with wavy lines, surmounted by a crossing {{wp|en|Hoe (tool)|hoe}} and {{wp|en|pickaxe}} and an {{wp|en|African fish eagle}} (''[[wikispecies:Haliaeetus vocifer|Haliaeetus vocifer]]'') with outspread wings. The {{wp|en|Supporter (heraldry)|supporters}} included in the full rendition of the arms, in addition to the {{wp|en|Compartment (heraldry)|compartment}} on which they and various symbols stand and the {{wp|en|scroll}} bearing Zambia's {{wp|en|national motto}}, are omitted on the coin. The {{wp|en|Gregorian calendar|Gregorian}} date of minting, "1964", is engraved horizontally in the middle of the obverse, the first two digits (19) separated from the last two (64) by the coat of arms. Printed in a counterclockwise direction along the coin's lower periphery is the state title "ZAMBIA".
   
A {{wp|en|crowned hornbill}} (''{{wsp|Tockus alboterminatus}}''), a species of bird native to parts of Zambia, is illustrated facing left and perched on a {{wp|en|branch}} at the upper right side of the [[reverse]]. Printed horizontally to the left is "1<sup>S</sup>", which identifies a face value of 1 shilling. The "S", an abbreviation for the {{wp|en|Latin}} ''[[solidus|solidi]]'', has historically been used to express amounts in shillings in [[£sd|pound-based]] currencies. "ONE SHILLING", another rendering of the coin's face value, is written horizontally below the bird and the "1<sup>S</sup>". Such text is separated onto two lines and is {{wp|en|Text alignment|aligned to the right}}.
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A {{wp|en|crowned hornbill}} (''[[wikispecies:Tockus alboterminatus|Tockus alboterminatus]]''), a species of bird native to parts of Zambia, is illustrated facing left and perched on a {{wp|en|branch}} at the upper right side of the [[reverse]]. Printed horizontally to the left is "1<sup>S</sup>", which identifies a face value of 1 shilling. The "S", an abbreviation for the {{wp|en|Latin}} ''[[solidus|solidi]]'', has historically been used to express amounts in shillings in [[£sd|pound-based]] currencies. "ONE SHILLING", another rendering of the coin's face value, is written horizontally below the bird and the "1<sup>S</sup>". Such text is separated onto two lines and is {{wp|en|Text alignment|aligned to the right}}.
   
 
A total of 3,515,000 examples of the first Zambian shilling were produced, including 3,510,000 [[business strike]]s and 5,000 [[proof coin|proofs]]. All of the proofs were initially sold in [[Zambian proof sets|proof sets]] with the other 1964 coins. Because some of these sets have since been broken, however, the proofs have been sold individually as well.
 
A total of 3,515,000 examples of the first Zambian shilling were produced, including 3,510,000 [[business strike]]s and 5,000 [[proof coin|proofs]]. All of the proofs were initially sold in [[Zambian proof sets|proof sets]] with the other 1964 coins. Because some of these sets have since been broken, however, the proofs have been sold individually as well.
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