Coins from Malawi

Today officially known as the Republic of Malawi, Malawi was formerly known as Nyasaland and was part of the Colony of Rhodesia Nyasaland (1953-1963). It covers an area of 118,484 km² (45,747 square miles) with an estimated population of 18 million in July 2016. Lake Malawi takes up about a third of Malawi's area making it necessary for this landlocked country to invest in a naval force. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. On 6 July 1964 the British protectorate over Nyasaland was ended and Nyasaland became an independent country known as Malawi. Two years later it became a republic. Upon gaining independence Malawi became a one-party state under the presidency of Hastings Banda, who remained president until 1994. Today the country has a democratic, multi-party government headed by an elected president. Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries. From 1964, when the first coins were issued, till 1968 the currency was the English system of 12 Pennies to a shilling and 20 Shillings to the Pound. The reform came with a decimalized system in 1971 with 100 Tambala making up a Kwacha.
Wikidata: Q1020

See also: Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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Pound (1964-1971)

12 Pence = 1 Shilling • 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

Available for swap 1 Penny
1967-1968

Bronze • 6.5 g • ⌀ 27.1 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 1
Available for swap 6 Pence
1964-1967

Nickel brass • 2.79 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 2
Available for swap 1 Shilling
1964-1968

Nickel brass • 5.37 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 3
Available for swap 1 Florin
1964

Nickel brass • 11.31 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 4
Available for swap ½ Crown
1964

Copper-nickel • 14.7 g • ⌀ 32.4 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 5
Available for swap 1 Crown (Declaration of the Republic of Malawi)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Declaration of the Republic of Malawi - 6July 1966.
Nickel brass • 28.3 g • ⌀ 38.8 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 6

Kwacha (1971-date)

100 Tambala = 1 Kwacha

Available for swap 1 Tambala
1971-1982

Bronze • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.0 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7, Schön# 14
Available for swap 1 Tambala
1984-1994

Copper plated steel • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.2 mm
KM# 7.2a
Available for swap 1 Tambala (magnetic)
1995

Copper plated steel • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.2 mm
KM# 24
Available for swap 1 Tambala (non-magnetic)
1995

Bronze • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.3 mm
KM# 33
Available for swap 1 Tambala (magnetic)
2003

Copper plated steel • 1.76 g • ⌀ 17.1 mm
KM# 33a
Available for swap 2 Tambala
1971-1982

Bronze • 3.6 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 8, Schön# 15
Available for swap 2 Tambala
1984-1994

Copper plated steel • 3.46 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 8.2a
Available for swap 2 Tambala (magnetic)
1995

Copper plated steel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 25
Available for swap 2 Tambala (non-magnetic)
1995

Bronze • 3.36 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 34
Available for swap 2 Tambala
2003

Copper plated steel • 3.4 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 34a
Available for swap 5 Tambala
1971-1989

Copper-nickel • 2.86 g • ⌀ 19.2 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 9, Schön# 16
Available for swap 5 Tambala
1989-1994

Nickel clad steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.35 mm
KM# 9.2a
Available for swap 5 Tambala
1995

Nickel plated steel • 2.83 g • ⌀ 19.41 mm
KM# 26
Available for swap 5 Tambala
1995-2003

Nickel plated steel • 2.9 g • ⌀ 19.35 mm
KM# 32
Available for swap 10 Tambala
1971-1989

Copper-nickel • 5.7 g • ⌀ 23.6 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 17
Available for swap 10 Tambala
1989

Nickel clad steel • 5.6 g • ⌀ 23.6 mm
KM# 10.2a
Available for swap 10 Tambala
1995-2003

Nickel plated steel • 5.62 g • ⌀ 23.6 mm
KM# 27
Available for swap 20 Tambala
1971-1985

Copper-nickel • 10.97 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 11, Schön# 18
Available for swap 20 Tambala
1989-1994

Nickel clad steel • 11.33 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 11.2a
Available for swap 20 Tambala
1996-2003

Nickel clad steel • 7.52 g • ⌀ 26.5 mm
KM# 29
Available for swap 50 Tambala
1986-1994

Nickel brass • 11.35 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 19
Available for swap 50 Tambala
1996-2004

Brass plated steel • 4.4 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
KM# 30
Available for swap 50 Tambala
2004

Brass plated steel • 4.5 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
KM# 66
Available for swap 1 Kwacha (Decimalization)
1971

Circulating commemorative coin : Introduction of decimal currency
Copper-nickel • 28.12 g • ⌀ 38.8 mm
KM# 12, Schön# 12
Available for swap 1 Kwacha
1992

Nickel brass • 9.40 g • ⌀ 26.0 mm
KM# 20
Available for swap 1 Kwacha
1996-2003

Brass plated steel • 9.0 g • ⌀ 26.0 mm
KM# 28
Available for swap 1 Kwacha
2004

Brass plated steel • 9.0 g • ⌀ 26.0 mm
KM# 65
Available for swap 1 Kwacha
2012-2013

Stainless steel • 2.83 g • ⌀ 19.91 mm
KM# 212
5 Kwacha (Conservation)
1978

Non-circulating coin : Conservation
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.0 mm
KM# 15
Available for swap 5 Kwacha (United Nations)
(1995)

Non-circulating coin : 50th Anniversary of the United Nations
Copper-nickel • 28.31 g • ⌀ 39.0 mm
KM# 23
Available for swap 5 Kwacha (United Nations; Silver Proof Issue)
(1995)

Non-circulating coin : 50th Anniversary of the United Nations
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.5 mm
KM# 23a
Available for swap 5 Kwacha (Golden Wedding)
1997

Non-circulating coin : 50th Anniversary of the Marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Silver (.925) • 28.5 g • ⌀ 38.5 mm
KM# 41
5 Kwacha (Wildlife of Africa)
2000

Non-circulating coin : Wildlife of Africa
Gold (.999) • 1.24 g • ⌀ 13.92 mm
KM# 116, Schön# A55
5 Kwacha
2004

Non-circulating coin : Endangered Wildlife Series
Gold (.999) • 1.24 g • ⌀ 13.92 mm
Schön# 81
5 Kwacha (Rat)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Chinese Zodiac Animals Series – Year of the Rat
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 44, Schön# 90.1
5 Kwacha (Ox)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Chinese Zodiac Animals Series - Ox
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 45, Schön# 90.2
5 Kwacha (Tiger)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Asian Zodiac Animals Series - Tiger
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 46, Schön# 90.3
5 Kwacha (Rabbit)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Chinese Zodiac Animals Series - Rabbit
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 47, Schön# 90.4
5 Kwacha (Dragon)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Asian Zodiac Animals Series - Dragon
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 48, Schön# 90.5
5 Kwacha (Snake)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Asian Zodiac Animals Series - Snake
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 49, Schön# 90.6
5 Kwacha (Horse)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Asian Zodiac – Horse
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 50, Schön# 90.7
5 Kwacha (Goat)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Asian Zodiac Animals Series - Goat
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 51, Schön# 90.8
5 Kwacha (Monkey)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Asian Zodiac Animals Series - Monkey
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 52, Schön# 90.9
5 Kwacha (Rooster)
2005

Non-circulating coin : Chinese Zodiac Animals Series - Rooster
Silver plated copper-nickel • 22.0 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 53, Schön# 90.10

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