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Coin - 1 Pice, British East Africa, 1898 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12409

1 Pice, Issued by, East Africa Protectorate (Kenya), 1898
Minted by Bombay (dies prepared in London)
Statement Of Significance:
In 1895 a Protectorate was proclaimed over the territories controlled by the Imperial British East Africa Company. This company had issued rupees, 1/2 rupees and 1/2 annas from Monbasa from 1888. Under British administration bronze pice coins were struck at the Bombay Mint in 1897, 1898 and 1899. These were one hundredth of a silver rupee from British India.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.625 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Bombay Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, India, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British East Africa (Kenya)
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Protectorate
DateEra: 1898 AD
Denomination: 1 Pice
Obverse Description: Diademed head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP
Reverse Description: Within an ornamental compartment the numeral 1 dividing the denomination ONE PICE; around, EAST AFRICA PROTECTORATE 1898
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: British East Africa (Kenya), 1898
Mint: Bombay (Mint), India, 1898
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
References: KM#1
Hocking, William John, Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens etc. in the Museum of the Royal Mint, London, 1906, p.295-296
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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