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10 Cents with legend

10 Cents (with legend) -  obverse10 Cents (with legend) -  reverse

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Features

Country Kenya
Period Republic (1963-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1978
Value 10 Cents (0.10 KES)
Currency Shilling (1966-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 9.4 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2011
References KM# 11,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 11
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Kenyan coat of arms which features two lions, symbols of protection, holding spears and a traditional East African shield. On the shield is a forward-marching rooster holding an axe. The shield and lions stand on a silhouette of Mount Kenya along with Kenyan agricultural products. The coat of arms is supported by a scroll upon which is written 'Harambee', which in Swahili means "pulling together" or "all for one".

Lettering:
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
19 78
HARAMBEE
10
TEN CENTS

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
19 78
LET US ALL PULL TOGETHER
10
TEN CENTS

Engraver: N. Sillman

Reverse

Bust facing left, surrounded by English lettering.

Lettering:
THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF KENYA
MZEE JOMO KENYATTA

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969  3,900,000 0.54 14%
1969  15 0.8% Proof
1970  7,200,000 0.47 0.48 16%
1971  32,400,000 0.54 0.54 0.56 0.81 0.96 50%
1973  3,000,000 5%
1973  500 0.2% Proof
1974  3,000,000 0.19 7%
1975  3,000,000 6%
1977  45,600,000 0.36 0.53 0.75 30%
1978  22,600,000 0.24 0.27 0.51 0.53 0.64 0.97 37%

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