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African Coins

African coins are a relatively recent invention, as most ancient African civilizations used bartering as an economic system rather than currency. The Egyptians are a notable exception, possibly due to their proximity to the trade empires of Greece.

Today, many African countries use deviations of the currency originally used by their colonizing countries throughout the European colonial period. For example, Tanzania uses the Tanzanian shilling, descended from the British coin of the same name. Algeria used the franc until 1964, although specifically Algerian francs were only minted for seven years between 1949-1956.

This is not true for all African countries, however. South Africa created the rand in 1961, Nigeria changed to the naira in 1973, and... Read more

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July 25, 2016, 4:30 PM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD950 (starting bid)

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2015 Republic of Congo 1 oz Silverback Gorilla (Prooflike) #75843v2

July 25, 2016, 9:30 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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South Africa, British influence but mostly Republic issues.

July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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South Africa, Includes Zuid Afrikaanische, and South Africa.

July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$180 (starting bid)

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Album of

July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Fort Lee, NJ, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD800 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,200 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,300 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,500 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD380 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD440 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD480 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD420 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD440 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD360 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD3,000 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
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AUD800 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,000 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD440 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD440 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD440 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD440 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD950 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,200 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD1,900 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD2,400 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD650 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD320 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD900 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD2,600 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD3,600 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD900 (starting bid)

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World Gold Coins

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD900 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD90 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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World Silver & Bronze Coins (A - Ceylon)

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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World Silver & Bronze Coins (Cook Islands - Netherlands

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD60 (starting bid)

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World Silver & Bronze Coins (Cook Islands - Netherlands

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD60 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Sydney, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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World Silver & Bronze Coins (Netherlands - Z)

July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD90 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD140 (starting bid)

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July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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1947 Sth Africa 5 Shillings Springbok AU 80 % Silver

July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM AEST
Frankston, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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1949 Sth Africa 5 Shillings Springbok G/EF 80 % Silver

July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM AEST
Frankston, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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