1 Kwacha Decimalization

1 Kwacha (Decimalization) - obverse1 Kwacha (Decimalization) - reverse

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Issuer Malawi
Period Republic (1966-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1971
Value 1 Kwacha (1 MWK)
Currency Kwacha (1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 28.12 g
Diameter 38.8 mm
Thickness 3.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 15895
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 12,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 12
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Introduction of decimal currency


Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda

Script: Latin

Lettering: MALAWI

Engraver: Paul Vincze Read more on Wikipedia

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.


Malawian crest

Script: Latin



Smooth with lettering



Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971  20 000 $ 6.30 $ 6.30 $ 6.30 90%
1971  4 000 $ 7.80 12% Proof

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