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50 Cents with legend

50 Cents (with legend) -  obverse50 Cents (with legend) -  reverse

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Features

Country Kenya
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1978
Value 50 Cents
0.50 KES = 0.0049 USD
Currency Shilling (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.8 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.48 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 13
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Coat of arms of Kenya

Lettering:
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
19 78
HARAMBEE
50
FIFTY CENTS

Reverse

Portrait of the first president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, facing left

Lettering:
THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF KENYA
MZEE JOMO KENYATTA

Engraver: Norman Sillman

Norman Henry Sillman, ARCA, FRBS was a British sculptor and a coin designer, including the one pound coins for the Royal Mint.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1969  400,000 0.66 2.97
1969  15 Proof
1971  9,600,000 0.39 0.39 0.39
1973  3,360,000 0.56 0.68
1973  500 Proof
1974  12,640,000 0.60 0.60
1975  8,000,000 0.60 0.60
1977  16,000,000
1978  20,480,000 0.51 0.51

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