Coins from Tanzania

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.
Wikidata: Q924

See also: Zanzibar, East Africa, German East Africa

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Shilling (1966-date)

100 Senti = 1 Shilling

Available for swap 20 Shilingi
1990-1991

Nickel plated steel • 13.10 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 27.1, Schön# 27, N# 316225
250 Shillings (Year of the Rat)
2020

Non-circulating coin: The Lunar Calendar – Lunar calendar, 2020 Year of the Rat
Silver (.999) • 7 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 192484
1500 Shillings (Happy Birthday Pope Francis)
2016

Non-circulating coin: 80th Anniversary of Pope Francis
Gold (.9999) • 0.5 g • ⌀ 11.0 mm
N# 194010
1500 Shillings (Rhino)
2018

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 1 g • ⌀ 150 mm
N# 326516
25 000 Shilingi (Serengeti Wildlife)
1998

Non-circulating coin: 1998 - Wildlife
Silver • 1000 g • ⌀ 100 mm
N# 317181
20 Shilingi (20th Anniversary of Independence)
1981

Non-circulating coin: 20th Anniversary of Independence
Silver (.925) • 16.000 g • ⌀ 34.5 mm
KM# 13a, Schön# 14a, N# 99601
20 Shilingi (Central Bank)
1986

Non-circulating coin: Central Bank
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 21a, Schön# 23a, N# 99600
Available for swap 25 Shilingi (Conservation)
1974

Non-circulating coin: Conservation
Silver (.500) • 25.40 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 9, N# 69873
25 Shilingi (25 Anniversary of Independence)
1985

Circulating commemorative coin: 25 Anniversary of Independence
Copper-nickel • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 30, Schön# A19, N# 99596
25 Shilingi (Central Bank)
1991

Non-circulating coin: Central Bank
Silver (.925) • 13.040 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# 28a, Schön# 30a, N# 99589