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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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A Collection of 41 x 1oz Krugerrands - one coin for each year from 1970 - 2

August 30, 2016, 10:30 AM CAT
Sandton, South Africa

R10 (starting bid)

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A KRUGER RAND 1oz 1972

August 31, 2016, 10:30 AM CAT
Sandton, South Africa

R11,000 (2 bids)

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2002 Official South Africa Embroidered Pennant for

September 1, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Ludlow, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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1982 1/10th OUNCE FINE GOLD SOUTH AFRICA KRUGERRAND

September 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$130 (2 bids)

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

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

$5 (1 bid)

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(3) Random Date 1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coins

September 2, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$1,925 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1907 Penny, Choice Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1913 3d, 6d, 1/-  & 2/- Matched Set, NGC MS65, 64, 66, & 66 (4 Coins)

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD2,250 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1914 H Halfpenny, Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1914 K Halfpenny, Lustrous Gem

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD140 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1916 H Penny, Brilliant Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1917 H 1/2d

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1918 H 3d, Choice Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1919 KN Halfpenny, Lustrous Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1919 H 'Specimen or Proof' 2 Shillings, NGC SP66

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD5,000 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1920 KN 1/2d, Choice Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1932 1/2d, Choice Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1936 H 1/10 Penny, NGC-MS61

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD5,000 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1936 H 'Specimen or Proof' 2 Shillings, NGC-SP65

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD5,000 (starting bid)

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British West Africa 1942 Shilling

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1893 2 Shillings, good Fine

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1895 2- 1/2 Shillings, Fine

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1897 2 -1/2 Shillings, good Extremely Fine

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Congo - 1887 - 5 Cents

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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

September 3, 2016, 5:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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

September 4, 2016, 5:00 AM PST
Carson, CA, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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1982 1/10th OUNCE FINE GOLD SOUTH AFRICA KRUGERRAND

September 6, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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South Africa - A fine gold proof Quarter Krugerrand, 2015,

September 7, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Cambridge, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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South Africa - a gold half pond coin,

September 7, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Cambridge, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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South Africa - a gold half pound coin,

September 7, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Cambridge, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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1982 1/10th OUNCE FINE GOLD SOUTH AFRICA KRUGERRAND

September 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1894 SILVER RUPIE GERMAN EAST AFRICA NNC MS-62  RARE KEY DATE

September 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2007 1/20 oz GOLD SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC of LIBERIA GOLD COIN

September 7, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1971 Silver South Africa Coin Set

September 9, 2016, 10:00 PM EST
Markham, ON, Canada

CAD20 (starting bid)

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'Seychelles' UNC Coin Set 1969

September 9, 2016, 10:00 PM EST
Markham, ON, Canada

CAD15 (starting bid)

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GB. Gold half sovereigns 1896 and 1903 and South Africa gold half pond 1895.

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€220 (starting bid)

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South Africa. Republic gold one pond, 1897 and 1898.

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€440 (starting bid)

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South Africa. Gold Krugerrand, 1973.

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€660 (1 bid)

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South Africa. Gold Krugerrand, 1974.

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€660 (starting bid)

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South Africa. Gold two rand, 1965 and 1968.

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€320 (starting bid)

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South Africa. 1975 proof set including gold 1 rand and 2 rand.

September 17, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
Dublin, Ireland

€220 (starting bid)

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Gold coin 2 Rand South Africa, 1969

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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