East Africa 50-CENTS (KM27)
East Africa 50-CENTS (KM27)

East Africa 50-CENTS (KM27) 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 1-shilling coins. They had nominal silver content until 1944, afterward being issued in copper-nickel.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 21 mm
  • Composition: 0.250 Silver
  • CAT#: KM27

Obverse Legend

GEORGIVS VI REX ET INDIÆ IMPERATOR:

Reverse Legend

EAST AFRICA FIFTY CENTS HALF SHILLING 50

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