Kenya 5, 10, 25, and 50 Cents and 1 Shilling  1966 to 1978
Kenya 5, 10, 25, and 50 Cents and 1 Shilling 1966 to 1978

Kenya was British until 1964. After that Kenya issued several different coin denominations, all with President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and the unique lions, swords, and shield design. Since they are modern coins, they are worth face value unless in perfect, uncirculated condition. If you have an uncirculated coin, a collector might be willing to pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection.

There are some proof coins which were issued with very small mintages. These can be worth several hundred dollars each. Proof coins are minted solely for collectors and carry exquisite, mirror-like surfaces.

Proofs aside, the 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent denominations are all of low value. They are minted in various non-precious metals, mostly nickel-brass and copper-nickel. The 1 shilling denomination likewise is non-precious and is worth only face value.

For denominations 100 shillings and up, gold and silver are used for Kenyan coins and these are worth their weight in the precious metal.

Coin: 6328 , Genre: Modern
Requested by: Annette Stone, Mon, 20-Dec-2010 15:07:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-May-2014 16:03:47 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 30-Mar-2015 14:10:20 GMT
Requester description: 1969 Has the republic of kenya and the face of first president
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