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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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1 oz. Gold Kruggerand - 24k Pure

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

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1 oz. Gold Krugerrand - Gold Bullion -

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

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1896-1897 South Africa 1/2/2.5 Shillings Coins NGC Graded

February 26, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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2015 1 oz Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin

February 26, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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1930 Cape Verde 5 Centavos Coin PCGS MS65RD

February 26, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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2016 1 oz Congo Silver African Lion BU Coin

February 26, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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1927 SOUTH AFRICA SHILLING

February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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1 oz. Gold Kruggerand - 24k Pure

February 26, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

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1 oz. Gold Krugerrand - Gold Bullion -

February 26, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

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1983 GOLD KRUGERAND

March 2, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Waldwick, NJ, USA

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1982 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD 1/2 KRUGERRAND

March 2, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Waldwick, NJ, USA

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Two South African Gold Krugerrands

March 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Washington, DC, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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