Uganda

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Siberian Man

Hello!
I have a small collection of a coins from Uganda. I hope it will be interesting for our forum.
Best wishes.
Eugene.

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5 cents 1966, bronze, weight - 3,21 g., size - 20 mm, thickness - 1,38 mm, mintage - 41000000 pcs. Such coins were released at 1966, 1974 and 1975.

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10 cents 1966, bronze, weight - 5,05 g., size - 24 mm, thickness - 1,57 mm, mintage - 19100000 pcs. Royal Mint (London). Such coins were released at 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974 and 1975.

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20 cents 1966, bronze, weight - 9,76 g., size - 28 mm, thickness - 2,07 mm, mintage - 7000000 pcs. Such coins were released at 1966 and 1974.

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50 cents 1966, copper-nickel, weight - 4,6 g., size - 21,9 mm, thickness - 1,5 mm, mintage - 16000000 pcs. Such coins were released at 1966, 1970 and 1974.

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Two shillings 1966, copper-nickel, weight - 11,664 g., size - 30,1 mm, thickness - 2,31 mm, mintage - 400000o pcs. Royal Mint (London). Single release.


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I have a few more coins, but the size of the photos exceeds 128 kilobytes and I can't place them.

Figleaf

You may have more coins that circulated in what is now Uganda without realising it. The territory became a British colony between 1894 and 1896. At that time, the Rupee and pice of Mombasa as well as the British East Africa Company circulated. These were replaced by the 1906 issue for British East Africa. In 1920, the rupee was replaced by the florin that became a shilling in 1921, both divided in 100 cents and issued by the East Africa currency board. A peculiarity of the holed bronzes was the use of elephant tusks in the design. These coins were holed so that they could be worn in strings. The tusks were an early form of money, so their message was: this is money.

The coins you show are for independent Uganda, issued after 1962 by the Bank of Uganda. The first series was based on the last pre-independence coins. On subsequent coins, Uganda sought its own style, retaining English as a trading language.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.