10 Cents - Elizabeth II

10 Cents - Elizabeth II -  obverse10 Cents - Elizabeth II -  reverse

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Features

Issuer East Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1963)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1964
Value 10 Cents (0.10)
Currency Shilling (1921-1967)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.36 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2863
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 38,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 39
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

A crown above the center hole and the lettering "Queen Elizabeth the second" around the rim with the denomination below the center hole

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
TEN
CENTS

Reverse

Tusks around the center hole with the denomination in numerals above and the date at the bottom with the issuer name at the top

Lettering: EAST AFRICA 10 1956

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments

Kenya was the last to become Republic in December 1964, meaning coins with and without a crown were minted in 1964. Coins without a crown were released in Uganda & Tanganyika for circulation with coins in Kenya having a crown.

By 1964, all three countries of East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania (Tanganyika), and Kenya) had not only become independent but also became republics (where the president is the head of state).
This scenario was also reflected in the coins that were minted in 1964 wherein the British Crown has been removed. All earlier coins from until 1963had the crown to symbolize the Queen of England, who was also the head of state (Commonwealth realm) of these countries.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956  6 001 000 $ 2.34 $ 2.58 $ 4.82 91%
1956  1.2% Proof
1964 H $ 3.66 $ 5.95 14%

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