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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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2 oz Silver Round - Anubis #74491v3

December 5, 2016, 1:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

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

December 10, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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

December 10, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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

December 11, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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

December 11, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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A collection of four South Africa Krugerrands,

December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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

December 16, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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

December 16, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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

December 17, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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

December 17, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

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