Kenya 5-SHILLINGS (KM-new)
Kenya 5-SHILLINGS (KM-new)

Kenya 5-SHILLINGS (KM-new) Rhinoceros

In 2018 Kenya released a new circulating coin family featuring their local wildlife.

The 5 shilling coin features the Eastern black rhinoceros, which is a sub-species of the black rhinoceros. It is critically endangered, and near the edge of extinction. This is probably due mostly to so-called "Traditional Chinese Medicine" which puts forward the ridiculous idea that rhino horns have magical properties and can cure all sorts of ailments. If only we humans could just be rational.

Thanks to Maria for donating the Kenya coin family to the Zoo!

Specifications

  • Diameter: 19.5 mm
  • Composition: Brass-clad steel in nickel-clad steel ring

Obverse Legend

REPUBLIC OF KENYA JAMHURI YA KENYA

Reverse Legend

FIVE SHILLINGS 5 KENYA SHILINGI TANO

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