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Tanzania is a nation on the East coast of Africa with an Indian Ocean coastline and includes the islands of Zanzibar. It has land borders with Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tanzania is home to Mt Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. Tanzania has a rich heritage going back to the very origins of humankind in pre-history and is home to some of the oldest human and proto-human fossils that have ever been found. Having been colonized by Germany prior to World War I, the nation has an interesting wartime history that resolved with it becoming a British colony until 1961, when it became independent. It merged with the newly independent island nation of Zanzibar in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania. The Tanzanian Shilling, a successor currency to the East African Shilling, is divided into 100 Senti. Coins were first issued in 1966 in denominations of 5, 20 and 50 Senti, and 1 Shilling, or Shilingi. Commemorative 25 Shilingi were issued in the past, both in base and precious metals. Tanzanian coins currently circulate in denominations of 50, 100, 200 and 500 Shilingi. A large number of precious-metal commemorative coins, sometimes in outlandish shapes, have been issued in recent years, in higher denominations. Notable among these is the Death’s Head Hawkmoth commemorative of 2018 and the Big 5 Banknote coins that comprise 1 gram of fine gold. These commemoratives are issued exclusively for the collector’s market and do not circulate. Read more

See also: Zanzibar, East Africa, German East Africa

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Tanzania - Shilling (1966-date)

100 Senti = 1 Shilling

5 Senti – obverse
5 Senti – reverse
5 Senti
1966-1984
Bronze • 4.0 g • ⌀ 23.24 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1
10 Senti – obverse
10 Senti – reverse
10 Senti
1977-1984
Nickel-brass • 5.03 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 2
20 Senti – obverse
20 Senti – reverse
20 Senti
1966-1984
Nickel-brass • 5 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 3
50 Senti – obverse
50 Senti – reverse
50 Senti
1966-1984
Copper-nickel • 4.0 g • ⌀ 21.0 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 4
50 Senti – obverse
50 Senti – reverse
50 Senti
1988-1990
Nickel clad Steel • 4 g • ⌀ 20.9 mm
KM# 26, Schön# A24
1 Shilingi – obverse
1 Shilingi – reverse
1 Shilingi
1966-1984
Copper-nickel • 8 g • ⌀ 27.65 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 5
1 Shilingi – obverse
1 Shilingi – reverse
1 Shilingi
1987-1992
Nickel clad Steel • 6.5 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 22, Schön# 24
5 Shilingi (Independence) – obverse
5 Shilingi (Independence) – reverse
5 Shilingi (Independence)
(1971)
Circulating commemorative coin: 10 years of independence of Tanganyika from the United Kingdom
Copper-nickel • 13.6 g • ⌀ 31.5 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 7
5 Shilingi (FAO) – obverse
5 Shilingi (FAO) – reverse
5 Shilingi (FAO)
1972-1980
Copper-nickel • 13.8 g • ⌀ 31.5 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 8
5 Shilingi (Central Bank) – obverse
5 Shilingi (Central Bank) – reverse
5 Shilingi (Central Bank)
(1976)
Circulating commemorative coin: Central Bank
Copper-nickel • 13 g • ⌀ 31.5 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 12
5 Shilingi (FAO) – obverse
5 Shilingi (FAO) – reverse
5 Shilingi (FAO)
1978
Non circulating coin: FAO - Regional conference for Africa
Copper-nickel • 13.6 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# 12, Schön# 13
5 Shilingi – obverse
5 Shilingi – reverse
5 Shilingi
1987-1989
Copper-nickel • 8.3 g • ⌀ 27.53 mm
KM# 23, Schön# 25
5 Shilingi – obverse
5 Shilingi – reverse
5 Shilingi
1990-1993
Nickel plated Steel • 8.52 g • ⌀ 27.6 mm
KM# 23a, Schön# 25a
10 Shilingi – obverse
10 Shilingi – reverse
10 Shilingi
1987-1989
Copper-nickel • 9.7 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 20, Schön# 26
10 Shilingi – obverse
10 Shilingi – reverse
10 Shilingi
1990-1993
Nickel clad Steel • 10 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 20a, Schön# 26a
20 Shilingi (Independence) – obverse
20 Shilingi (Independence) – reverse
20 Shilingi (Independence)
(1981)
Circulating commemorative coin: 20th Anniversary of Independence
Copper-nickel • 16 g • ⌀ 34.5 mm
KM# 13, Schön# 14
20 Shilingi (20ème anniversaire de l'Indépendance) – obverse
20 Shilingi (20ème anniversaire de l'Indépendance) – reverse
20 Shilingi (20ème anniversaire de l'Indépendance)
1981
Non circulating coin
Silver (.925) • 16.00 g • ⌀ 34.5 mm
KM# 13a, Schön# 14a
20 Shilingi (Central Bank) – obverse
20 Shilingi (Central Bank) – reverse
20 Shilingi (Central Bank)
(1986)
Circulating commemorative coin: 20th Anniversary - Central Bank
Copper-nickel • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 21, Schön# 23
20 Shilingi (Central Bank) – obverse
20 Shilingi (Central Bank) – reverse
20 Shilingi (Central Bank)
1986
Non circulating coin: Central Bank
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 21a, Schön# 23a
20 Shilingi – obverse
20 Shilingi – reverse
20 Shilingi
1990-1992
Nickel bonded Steel • 13 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 27, Schön# 27

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