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50 Cents with legend

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

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Features

Country Kenya
Period Republic (1963-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1978
Value 50 Cents
0.50 KES = 0.0046 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
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

The Kenyan coat of arms dividing the date and the denomination below

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

50 Cents (with legend) -  obverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Comments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jomo_Kenyatta

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Kenya

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969  400,000 0.59 0.60 3.18 24%
1969  15 0.3% Proof
1971  9,600,000 0.25 0.40 0.34 0.40 2.12 36%
1973  3,360,000 0.53 0.74 17%
1973  500 0.5% Proof
1974  12,640,000 0.39 0.24 0.36 0.59 30%
1975  8,000,000 0.42 0.55 0.72 21%
1977  16,000,000 0.36 0.68 11%
1978  20,480,000 0.12 0.47 0.59 0.94 36%

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