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 5 Senti
1966-1984

Bronze • 4.0 g • ⌀ 23.24 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1
Available for swap 10 Senti
1977-1984

Nickel brass • 5.03 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 2
Available for swap 20 Senti
1966-1984

Nickel brass • 5 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 3
Available for swap 50 Senti
1966-1984

Copper-nickel • 4.0 g • ⌀ 21.0 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 4
Available for swap 50 Senti
1988-1990

Nickel clad steel • 4 g • ⌀ 20.9 mm
KM# 26, Schön# A24
Available for swap 1 Shilingi
1966-1984

Copper-nickel • 8 g • ⌀ 27.74 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 5
Available for swap 1 Shilingi
1987-1992

Nickel clad steel • 6.5 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 22, Schön# 24
Available for swap 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
Available for swap 5 Shilingi (FAO)
1972-1980

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Copper-nickel • 13.8 g • ⌀ 31.5 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 8
Available for swap 5 Shilingi (Central Bank)
(1976)

Circulating commemorative coin : Central Bank
Copper-nickel • 13 g • ⌀ 31.5 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 12
5 Shilingi (FAO)
1978

Non-circulating coin : FAO - Regional conference for Africa
Copper-nickel • 13.6 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# 12, Schön# 13
Available for swap 5 Shilingi
1987-1989

Copper-nickel • 8.3 g • ⌀ 27.53 mm
KM# 23, Schön# 25
Available for swap 5 Shilingi
1990-1993

Nickel plated steel • 8.52 g • ⌀ 27.6 mm
KM# 23a, Schön# 25a
Available for swap 10 Shilingi
1987-1989

Copper-nickel • 9.7 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 20, Schön# 26
Available for swap 10 Shilingi
1990-1993

Nickel clad steel • 10 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 20a, Schön# 26a
Available for swap 20 Shilingi (Independence)
(1981)

Circulating commemorative coin : 20th Anniversary of Independence
Copper-nickel • 16 g • ⌀ 34.5 mm
KM# 13, Schön# 14
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
Available for swap 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)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Central Bank
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 21a, Schön# 23a
Available for swap 20 Shilingi
1990-1992

Nickel plated steel • 13 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 27, Schön# 27
Available for swap 25 Shilingi (Conservation)
1974

Non-circulating coin : Conservation
Silver (.500) • 25.40 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 9
Available for swap 25 Shilingi (Conservation; Silver Proof Issue)
1974

Non-circulating coin : Conservation
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 7a, Schön# 9a
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
Available for swap 25 Shilingi (Central Bank)
(1991)

Circulating commemorative coin : 25th Anniversary - Central Bank
Nickel plated steel • 13 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# 28, Schön# 30
25 Shilingi (Central Bank)
1991

Non-circulating coin : Central Bank
Silver (.925) • 13.040 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# 28a, Schön# 30a
Available for swap 50 Shilingi
1974

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.500) • 31.85 g • ⌀ 42 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 10
Available for swap 50 Shilingi (Black Rhinoceros)
1974

Non-circulating coin : Conservation
Silver (.925) • 35 g • ⌀ 42 mm
KM# 8a, Schön# 10a
Available for swap 50 Shilingi
1996-2015

Brass plated steel • 7.91 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 33, Schön# 34
100 Shilingi (Décennie de la Femme - ONU)
1984

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.925) • 23.3300 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 16, Schön# 17
Available for swap 100 Shilingi (Conservation)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Conservation
Copper-nickel • 19.6 g • ⌀ 36 mm
KM# 18, Schön# 21
100 Shilingi (Conservation; Silver Proof Issue)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Conservation
Silver (.925) • 19.44 g • ⌀ 36 mm
KM# 18a, Schön# 21a
100 Shilingi (Save the Children Fund)
1990

Non-circulating coin : Save the Children Fund
Silver (.925) • 19.44 g • ⌀ 36 mm
KM# 24, Schön# 28
Available for swap 100 Shilingi
1993-2015

Brass plated steel • 9 g • ⌀ 24.5 mm
KM# 32, Schön# 35
100 Shillings (Queen Maxima of the Netherlands)
2014

Non-circulating coin : 1961-Today - Numismatic Products
Silver plated copper-nickel • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Lion)
2014

Non-circulating coin : 2014~Today - Big V
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Canonization)
2014

Non-circulating coin : Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
Gold plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Elephant)
2015

Non-circulating coin : 2014~Today - Big V
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Black Rhinoceros)
2016

Non-circulating coin : 2014~Today - Big V
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Green Sea Turtle)
2016

Non-circulating coin : WWF
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Lady’s Slipper Orchid)
2016

Non-circulating coin : WWF
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (WWF Amazon Rainforest)
2016

Non-circulating coin : WWF
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (WWF Emperor Penguin)
2016

Non-circulating coin : WWF
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
Available for swap 100 Shillings (WWF Sumatran Tiger)
2016

Non-circulating coin : WWF
Silver plated copper • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (Mountain Gorilla)
2016

Non-circulating coin : WWF World Wildlife Fund
Silver (.900) • 25 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
100 Shillings (In Memoriam 0f Princess Diana)
2017

Non-circulating coin : 20th anniversary of death of Princess Diana
Gold plated copper • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
200 Shilingi (20th year of independence)
1981

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.925) • 28.280 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 14, Schön# 15
200 Shillings (Wildlife of Africa)
1997

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.500) • 20.00 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 41, Schön# 65
Available for swap 200 Shilingi
1998-2014

Nickel brass • 8 g • ⌀ 26.9 mm
KM# 34, Schön# 36
200 Shilingi (Pan Troglodytes)
1999

Non-circulating coin : 1961-Today - Numismatic Products
Silver • 15.4 g • ⌀ 33.9 mm
KM# 40
200 Shilingi
1999

Non-circulating coin : 1961-Today - Numismatic Products
Silver • 15.4 g • ⌀ 33.9 mm
KM# 59

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