East Africa coins catalog

British East African Company (1888-1895)

Mombasa Rupee=16 anna; Anna=4 paisa

coin Mombasa 1 paisa 1888
1 pice 1888

bronze
MOMBASA 1306 / Text within beaded circle above sprays
IMPERIAL BRITHSH EAST AFRICA Co / 1888 / Scales above date
Coin value - 10-20 USD

 

coin Mombasa 1 paisa 1888
1 pice 1888

bronze
MOMBASA 1306 / Text within beaded circle above sprays
IMPERIAL BRITHSH EAST AFRICA Co / 1888 / Scales above date
Coin value - 60-80 USD

 

 

East Africa Protectorate (1895-1903)

East African Rupee=16 anna; Anna=4 paisa

Victoria queen of Great Britain (1837-1901)

coin British East Africa 1 paisa 1899
1 pice 1899 (1897-1899)

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ONE 1 PICE / EAST AFRICA PROTECTORATE 1899 / Denomination within ornate outline
VICTORIA DEI GRA BRIT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP / Crowned head left
Coin value - 15-25 USD

 

 

East Africa and Uganda Protectorate (1903-1920)

East African Florin=100 cents; Shilling=50 cents

Edward VII king of Great Britain (1901-1910)

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 50 cents 1906
50 cents 1906 (1906-1910)

silver
50 CENTS 1906 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Bust right
Coin value - 50-70 USD

 

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 25 cents 1906
25 cents 1906 (1906, 1910)

silver
25 CENTS 1906 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Bust right
Coin value - 20-30 USD

 

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 10 cents 1907
10 cents 1907 (1906-1910)

copper-nickel
10 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1907 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 50-70 USD

 

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 1 cent 1907
1 cent 1907 (1907-1908)

aluminium
1 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1907 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 50-100 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 1 cent 1909
1 cent 1909 (1909-1910)

copper-nickel
1 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1909 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 5-10 USD

 

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 1/2 cent 1908
1/2 cent 1908

aluminium
1/2 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1908 / Tusks flank center hole
HALF CENT / EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 150-200 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 1/2 cent 1909
1/2 cent 1909

copper-nickel
1/2 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1909 / Tusks flank center hole
HALF CENT / EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 20-30 USD

 

 

George V king of Great Britain (1910-1936)

1910-1920

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 50 cents 1914
50 cents 1914 (1911-1919)

silver
50 CENTS 1914 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Bust left
Coin value - 50-70 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 25 cents 1912
25 cents 1912 (1912-1918)

silver
25 CENTS 1912 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Bust left
Coin value - 30-40 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 10 cents 1911
10 cents 1911 (1911-1918)

copper-nickel
10 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1907 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 15-30 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 5 cents 1913
5 cents 1913 (1913-1919)

copper-nickel
5 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1913 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 15-25 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA & UGANDA 1 cent 1911
1 cent 1911 (1911-1918)

copper-nickel
1 / EAST AFRICA & UGANDA PROTECTORATE 1911 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 5-10 USD

 

 

The Colony and Protectorate of Kenya (1920-1963)

East African Florin=100 cents; East African Shilling=50 cents

Reform 1921
East African Shilling=100 cents

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 shilling 1922
1 shilling 1922 (1921-1925)

silver
1 SHILLING 1922 / EAST AFRICA / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Bust left
Coin value - 5-6 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 50 cents 1922
50 cents 1922 (1921-1924)

silver
50 1922 /FIFTY CENTS - EAST AFRICA - HALF SHILLING / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Bust left
Coin value - 4-5 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1927
10 cents 1927 (1921-1936)

bronze
10 / EAST AFRICA 1927 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1925
5 cents 1925 (1921-1936)

bronze
5 / EAST AFRICA 1925 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 cent 1930
1 cent 1930 (1922-1935)

bronze
1 / EAST AFRICA 1930 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / GEORGIVS V REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

Edward VIII king of Great Britain (1936)

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1936
10 cents 1936

bronze
10 / EAST AFRICA 1936 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1936
5 cents 1936

bronze
5 / EAST AFRICA 1936 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

George VI king of Great Britain (1936-1952)

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 shilling 1941
1 shilling 1941 (1937-1944)

silver
1 SHILLING 1941 / EAST AFRICA / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS VI REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR / Crowned head left
Coin value - 7-10 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 shilling 1950
1 shilling 1950 (1948-1952)

copper-nickel
1 SHILLING 1950 / EAST AFRICA / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX / Crowned head left
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 50 cents 1937
50 cents 1937 (1937-1944)

silver
50 1937 / FIFTY CENTS - EAST AFRICA - HALF SHILLING / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS VI REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR / Crowned head left
Coin value - 4-5 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 50 cents 1948
50 cents 1948 (1948-1952)

copper-nickel
50 1948 /FIFTY CENTS - EAST AFRICA - HALF SHILLING / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX / Crowned head left
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1937
10 cents 1937 (1937-1941)

bronze
11.34 g.
10 / EAST AFRICA 1937 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-3 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1943
10 cents 1943 (1942-1945)

bronze
9.4 g.
10 / EAST AFRICA 1943 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-3 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1952
10 cents 1952 (1949-1952)

bronze
10 / EAST AFRICA 1952 / Tusks flank center hole
TEN CENTS / GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1939
5 cents 1939 (1937-1941)

bronze
6.32 g.
5 / EAST AFRICA 1939 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1943
5 cents 1943 (1941-1943)

bronze
5.67 g.
5 / EAST AFRICA 1943 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 2-4 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1951
5 cents 1951 (1949-1952)

bronze
5 / EAST AFRICA 1951 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 cent 1942
1 cent 1942

bronze
1 / EAST AFRICA 1942 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND IMP / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 cent 1950
1 cent 1950 (1949-1952)

bronze
1 / EAST AFRICA 1950 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

 

Elizabeth II queen of Great Britain (1952-1963)

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 50 cents 1963
50 cents 1963 (1954-1963)

copper-nickel
50 1963 / FIFTY CENTS - EAST AFRICA - HALF SHILLING / Lion and mountains within 3/4 circle with flowers ends
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND / Crowned bust right
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1956
10 cents 1956

bronze
10 / EAST AFRICA 1956 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 3-5 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1963
5 cents 1963 (1955-1963)

bronze
5 / EAST AFRICA 1963 / Tusks flank center hole
FIVE CENTS / QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin BRITISH EAST AFRICA 1 cent 1956
1 cent 1956 (1954-1962)

bronze
1 / EAST AFRICA 1956 / Tusks flank center hole
ONE CENT / QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND / Center hole divides crown and denomination, flowers flank
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

See also UK coins:
United Kingdom till 1952
United Kingdom since 1952

 

East Africa (1964)

East African Shilling=100 cents

coin EAST AFRICA 10 cents 1964
10 cents 1964

bronze
10 / EAST AFRICA 1964 / Tusks flank center hole
10 / SENTI KUMITEN CENTS/ EAST AFRICA
Coin value - 3-5 USD

 

coin EAST AFRICA 5 cents 1964
5 cents 1964

bronze
5 / EAST AFRICA 1964 / Tusks flank center hole
5 / SENTI TANOFIVE CENTS/ EAST AFRICA
Coin value - 1-2 USD

 

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