East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM21)
East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM21)

East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM21) Lion

The walking Lion first appeared on the East African coinage in 1906 (when there were 100 cents to a rupee). In 1921, monetary reform saw the rupee replaced with the shilling. The lion appeared on the 50-cent and this 1-shilling coin until 1944, when it was replaced with a copper-nickel version.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27.7 mm
  • Composition: 0.250 Silver
  • CAT#: KM21

Obverse Legend

GEORGIVS V REX ET IND:IMP:

Reverse Legend

EAST AFRICA 1 SHILLING

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