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East Africa 1/2, 1, 5, and 10 Cents  1907 to 1964
East Africa 1/2, 1, 5, and 10 Cents 1907 to 1964

It is hard to miss coins with holes at the center. This series of cents has got 'em!

Great Britain issued coinage for part of its empire in the eastern part of Africa from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Coins marked East Africa circulated in areas where Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia are today. The coins were minted in various metals, including copper-nickel, bronze (shown), and aluminum.

While a few *key dates* are present, most of the coins, including 1 cent, 5 cents, and 10 cents, are not worth very much unless they are in fully uncirculated condition. Taking them as a whole, the approximate catalog values for the *common date* coins are:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved (like our picture): $5
fully uncirculated: $40

These are catalog values and you must convert them to actual values using our Important Terminology page (link at upper left). There are variations in the inscriptions on these coins. In addition to the normal change of the name of the British king or queen, coins prior to 1920 have 'and Uganda Protectorates' in the legend.

The *key dates* are shown below. The 1921 date for the 1 cents is super special because it was never released for circulation. Only a few escaped the mint.
The dollar value after the date is for coins in well preserved condition.

1/2 CENT
1908: $60
1909: $40

1907: $30
1908: $35
1920: $150
1921: $2500
1925 (must not have KN mint mark): $225

1913: $25
1919: $60
1920: $300
1921: $15

1907: $20
1910: $30
1913: $400
1918: $60
1920: $350
1921: $40

Coin: 5208 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Dalon, Sat, 14-Aug-2010 16:50:12 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sun, 13-Jul-2014 19:47:58 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Sun, 13-Jul-2014 19:47:58 GMT
Requester description: 1942 it has a hole in the center with one side saying: georgivs vi rex et und imp; one cent, and a crown above the hole. the back says east africa 1942 and also has a 1 on it.
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I have a 1941, East African 10ยข piece. What is the value? Its in great condition. - Tressa
A 1941 date 10 cents is a *common date* coin. See valuations near the top of this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

i have a 1924 east africa 10 cents coin what is the value i want to know?
- Urvil
Common date coins like yours carry values as shown on this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Hi i have a 1920 one cent how do i sell?
- saly
eBay is a good place to sell coins like this. You can take out a free ad on this site. Click 'Buy and Sell Coins' button. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have an east Africa coin of 1924 lion tail and georgivs head name.. how much can it be sold
- Charles kariuki
Charles kariuki - For coins in uncirculated condition the price is around $5 up to $10 US dollars. If the coin is in average conditions the price is around $1 US dollars or less. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

I have an east Africa coin 1 shilling of 1924 lion tail and georgivs head name.. how much can it be sold
- Charles Kariuki
Charles -- Please click the Important Terminology button at the top of this page. It brings you to a page which has pictures of coins in uncirculated condition and average circulated condition. The coins you describe, if they are in average circulated condition, are worth very little. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have the following east africa hole coins;
Georgivs v 1933 10ct.
Georgivs vi 1942 10ct.
Georgivs vi 1941 5ct
Edwardvs viii 1936 10ct coins
- Pius Bwile

i have a east african 10 cent coin for the year 1935 george ivs.What is the value of the coin? - oness
Values are shown on this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1922 one cent coin, how do I sell it? - danie
To sell coins you must choose one of three methods. Once you choose the method there are clear procedures to follow. It takes knowledge and skill to sell coins. Read our page at this link [PRESS HERE] to choose one of the three methods. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have the following coins,are they of value? Heller 1904, 5 and 10 hellers 1916, 1 Pice 1888, 1 pysa ah 1304 1886 thanks - Laura
If you cannot find your coin in our database using the 'search' function, please CLICK HERE to submit a free appraisal request and we will gladly help you. - CoinQuest (Todd)





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