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Specimen Coin - 5 Cents, British East Africa, 1922 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12435

Summary:
5 Cents, Issued by, East African Currency Board, British Colony of Kenya, 1922
Minted by Royal Mint, London
This coin was also used in Uganda and Tanganyka from 1922
Statement Of Significance:
The rupee of British India had come to be the coinage standard of the Protectorate of East Africa and Uganda (largely because it was used to pay Indian workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway). In 1920 the East African Protectorate became the Colony of Kenya and the East Africa Currency Board was set up. It introduced a new decimal system based on 100 cents to one East African Florin in 1920, abandoning the old rupee system. This was very short lived, on 1 May 1921 it was replaced by a system based on 100 cents to 1 East African Shilling. This system was expanded on 1 January 1922 to be the official Currency of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyka.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.434 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British East Africa (Kenya)
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
DateEra: 1922 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: A central hole with curved floral design to left and right; above hole, crown; below hole in two lines, FIVE / CENTS; around, GEORGIVS V REX ET IMP: IND:
Reverse Description: Curved around central hole four elephant tusks; above hole, 5; around outside line circle, EAST AFRICA 1922
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with round hole
Material: Bronze
Issued By: East African Currency Board, British East Africa (Kenya), 1922
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1922
References: KM#18
Remick, Jerome Guidebook & Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, p. 159-165
http://www.centralbank.go.ke/Currency/CurrencyHistory.aspx (Central Bank of Kenya - History of Kenyan Currency)
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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joakim Posted on 07 Sep 2013 10:38 PM
I have three coins of 1922. what is the worth of them please

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