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Coins of Mombasa
« on: June 06, 2009, 12:04:27 PM »
In addition to the 1888C/M & 1888H 1 Pice coins from Mombasa,I have since added a very scarce coin - an 1890H silver 2 Annas,whose obverse reminds me of the flag of British India,which had the symbol of the crowned Sun.

In a sense,the coins of Mombasa are the first coins of Kenya.

You can see some coins from Mombasa up on http://www.zeno.ru ,but you can see one of my 1 Pice coins here; http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=all&ppuser=1635 .

Please let me know what you think.

Aidan.

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Re: Coins of Mombasa
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 09:09:21 PM »
Right, until 1895 the possession of the Imperial British East Africa Company was called Mombasa. When the colonial administration took over they renamed it "British East Africa Protectorate", where one coin was issued (the pice of 1897-99). In 1920 the "Colony & Protecorate of Kenya" was formed, which did not issue any coins of its own, as it was part of realm of the East African Currency Board.

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