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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 dollar value is for coins in well preserved condition.
1925 (must not have KN mint mark): $200
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