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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. Read more

See also: Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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Malawi - Pound (1964-1971)

12 Pence = 1 Shilling • 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

1 Penny – obverse
1 Penny – reverse
1 Penny
1967-1968
Bronze • 6.5 g • ⌀ 27.1 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 1
6 Pence – obverse
6 Pence – reverse
6 Pence
1964-1967
Copper-nickel-zinc • 2.79 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
KM# 1
1 Shilling – obverse
1 Shilling – reverse
1 Shilling
1964-1968
Copper-nickel-zinc • 5.37 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 2
1 Florin – obverse
1 Florin – reverse
1 Florin
1964
Copper-nickel-zinc • 11.31 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 3
½ Crown – obverse
½ Crown – reverse
½ Crown
1964
Copper-nickel-zinc • 14.7 g • ⌀ 32.4 mm
KM# 4
1 Crown (Day of the Republic) – obverse
1 Crown (Day of the Republic) – reverse
1 Crown (Day of the Republic)
1966
Non circulating coin: Day of the Republic - July 6, 1966
Nickel-brass • 28.3 g • ⌀ 38.8 mm
KM# 5

Malawi - Kwacha (1971-date)

100 Tambala = 1 Kwacha

1 Tambala – obverse
1 Tambala – reverse
1 Tambala
1971-1982
Bronze • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7
1 Tambala – obverse
1 Tambala – reverse
1 Tambala
1984-1994
Copper plated Steel • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.2 mm
KM# 7.2a
1 Tambala (magnetic) – obverse
1 Tambala (magnetic) – reverse
1 Tambala (magnetic)
1995
Copper plated Steel • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.2 mm
KM# 24
1 Tambala (non-magnetic) – obverse
1 Tambala (non-magnetic) – reverse
1 Tambala (non-magnetic)
1995
Bronze • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.3 mm
KM# 33
1 Tambala (magnetic) – obverse
1 Tambala (magnetic) – reverse
1 Tambala (magnetic)
2003
Copper plated Steel • 1.76 g • ⌀ 17.1 mm
KM# 33a
2 Tambala – obverse
2 Tambala – reverse
2 Tambala
1971-1982
Bronze • 3.6 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 8
2 Tambala – obverse
2 Tambala – reverse
2 Tambala
1984-1994
Copper plated Steel • 3.46 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 8.2a
2 Tambala (magnetic) – obverse
2 Tambala (magnetic) – reverse
2 Tambala (magnetic)
1995
Copper plated Steel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 25
2 Tambala (non-magnetic) – obverse
2 Tambala (non-magnetic) – reverse
2 Tambala (non-magnetic)
1995
Bronze • 3.36 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 34
2 Tambala – obverse
2 Tambala – reverse
2 Tambala
2003
Copper plated Steel • 3.4 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
KM# 34a
5 Tambala – obverse
5 Tambala – reverse
5 Tambala
1971-1985
Copper-nickel • 2.86 g • ⌀ 19.2 mm
KM# 9
5 Tambala – obverse
5 Tambala – reverse
5 Tambala
1989-1994
Nickel clad Steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.35 mm
KM# 9.2a
5 Tambala – obverse
5 Tambala – reverse
5 Tambala
1995
Nickel plated Steel • 3.2 g • ⌀ 19.35 mm
KM# 26
5 Tambala – obverse
5 Tambala – reverse
5 Tambala
1995-2003
Nickel plated Steel • 2.9 g • ⌀ 19.35 mm
KM# 32

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