East Africa 50-CENTS (KM30)
East Africa 50-CENTS (KM30)

East Africa 50-CENTS (KM30) 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 which were .250 silver until 1944. Since this is such a beautiful coin, the Zoo Keeper is presenting an example in silver, and this one in copper-nickel.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 21 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM30

Obverse Legend

GEORGIUS SEXTUS REX

Reverse Legend

EAST AFRICA FIFTY CENTS HALF SHILLING 50

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