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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Sub-Saharan Africa => East Africa => Topic started by: <k> on September 05, 2011, 03:42:47 PM

Title: Kenya 10 shillings 2010 - new circulating subtype
Post by: <k> on September 05, 2011, 03:42:47 PM
See World Coin News blogspot: Kenya 10 shillings 2010 - new circulating subtype (http://worldcoinnews.blogspot.com/2011/09/kenya-10-shillings-2010-new-subtype.html)

New circulating subtype:

My friend Wolfgang sent this scan of the Kenya 2010 bimetallic 10 shillings, which is clearly different than KM36 years 2005 & 2009: denomination numeral '10' is much bigger now, while the coat of arms is smaller.

This should be catalogued as a new subtype.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XXX8kI9T52Y/TmRp1sK_bZI/AAAAAAAABlE/VNB8xsGitLM/s1600/kenya10sh2010.jpg)



Our forum member Paul Baker (africancoins) discovered that this change was done by Royal Mint engraver and designer Thomas Docherty. Paul found the following obscure part of Mr Docherty's blog:

http://www.makingthegames.co.uk/updates?year=2010&month=7&personid=1981&alttemplate=updates

fri, 23 jul 2010

Started back yesterday after a week-long holiday, finished the Kenya coins and I’ve just been handed a new project to design a medal commemorating Thunderbirds!!
Title: Kenya 10 shillings 2010 - new circulating subtype
Post by: Bimat on September 08, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
Do other denominations dated 2010 also show the same difference?

Aditya
Title: Re: Kenya 10 shillings 2010 - new circulating subtype
Post by: <k> on September 08, 2011, 05:55:58 PM
Paul Baker (africancoins) is the expert here, so I will quote what he has told me so far:

"I have seen images of the 1/- and 10/- of 2010. There is only one change on the 1/-, and that is the date. However, when compared to the 10/- of 2009 and earlier dates, the 10/- of 2010 has a noticeably larger and bolder "10" for the denomination numeral. This gives it more the look of the large "20" on the 20/-. Also, the legends on the ring around the "10" and coat of arms are spaced differently and have a slightly different font: the "R" and "K" show how the font is different. I expect it's likely there will be a similar change to the 5/- 2010, if and when it appears."
Title: Re: Kenya 10 shillings 2010 - new circulating subtype
Post by: africancoins on December 28, 2011, 08:17:23 PM
I now have the Kenya 5 Shillings 2010 - the numeral "5" has hardly changed - but on this side of the coin there are other changes - mainly that the two spear points are closer and are both directly under the "5". There are also some lettering changes. This should be a new sub-type.... though only a small change.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker