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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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One pc. South Africa 1 oz .9167 Fine Gold Krugerrand Random Year

September 30, 2016, 5:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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South Africa 1947 Silver Proof Set, FDC (6 coins)

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1952 Proof Set, FDC in Case of issue (11 coins including Gold 1/2 Pound & Pound)

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD740 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1953 Proof Set, FDC in Case of issue (9 coins)

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1953 Proof Set, FDC in Case of issue (11 coins including Gold 1/2 Pound & Pound)

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD740 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1967 & 1969 Silver Rands, Uncirculated (2 each - 4 coins total)

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM CET
Neuleiningen, Germany

€30 (starting bid)

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One pc. South Africa 1 oz .9167 Fine Gold Krugerrand Random Year

October 1, 2016, 5:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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One pc. South Africa 1 oz .9167 Fine Gold Krugerrand Random Year

October 1, 2016, 5:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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(5) Gold Krugerrand from Hoard -Random Dates

October 1, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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(100) Mercury Dimes - 90% Silver

October 1, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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(3) 1 oz . Random Date Krugerrands

October 1, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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One pc. South Africa 1 oz .9167 Fine Gold Krugerrand Random Year

October 2, 2016, 5:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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1935 East Africa 5 Cent East Africa Coin PCGS MS63RB

October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1 oz. Gold Kruggerand - 24k Pure

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1 oz. Gold Krugerrand - Gold Bullion -

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

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(3) Random Date 1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coins

October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$1,925 (starting bid)

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1895 S. Africa Silver 1 Shilling NGC VF Details

October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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