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Coin - 50 Cents, Kenya, 1969 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26858

Summary:
50 Cents, Issued by, Republic of Kenya, 1969
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1995
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.89 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth 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: Kenya
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1969 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Draped bust of the President, head bare facing left; around below, MZEE JOMO KENYATTA (the term Mzee translates to 'Elder'); around above, THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF KENYA
Reverse Description: Arms of Kenya, two lions holding spears which cross behind a traditional African shield; on the shield a rooster facing left holding an axe; below incuse on ribbon, HARAMBEE (the Swahili cry of local fishermen translated to 'pulling together') on the ground around the base of the arms, coffee, pyrethrum, sisal, tea, maize and a pineapple; the arms dividing date 1969; above REPUBLIC OF KENYA; below in two lines, 50 / FIFTY CENTS
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya, 1969
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1969
Person Depicted: Jomo Kenyatta - Republic of Kenya, Kenya, 1969
References: KM#13
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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