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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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1995 Namibia $1.  Colorized Proof.  Only 50,000 made.

May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$3 (2 bids)

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1968 ? 69 Biafra Pound.  Uncirculated.  Short-lived African nation.

May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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1977 Republic of Liberia $100 Gold Proof Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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2003 Congo 20 Francs 1/25 oz Gold Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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South Africa 3 piece gold Natura set 2004 Caracal

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Ivory Coast 2 oz Silver Magnificent Landmarks Taj Mahal

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Somalia 2017 Gold Elephant 1/50 ounce

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Certified South African Gold 2011 Natura Series Meerkat - Kalahari 100R PF70 NGC

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Sovereign Pretoria Mint (dates our choice)

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Certified South African Gold 2011 Natura Series Meerkat 50R PF70 NGC

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand (Random Year)

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Somalia 2017 Gold Elephant 1/4 ounce

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Somalia 2017 Gold Elephant 1/25 ounce

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2016 Tanzania 1 oz Silver High Relief Animals (Elephant)

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Somalia 2017 Gold Elephant 1 ounce

May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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1973 South Africa 2 Rand Gold Coin

May 27, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1897 Pond South Africa Edge Cut Gold Coin ANACS VF30 Details

May 27, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1 oz. Gold Kruggerand - 24k Pure

May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1 oz. Gold Krugerrand - Gold Bullion -

May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$325 (5 bids)

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2016 Burkina Faso 1 oz Silver The Crocodile Eye

May 28, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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1892-1983 South Africa (6) Coin Type Gold Set

May 28, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1972 Ethiopia 400 Birr Gold Proof Coin

May 28, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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(3) Random Date 1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coins

May 28, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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2016 Tanzania 1 oz Silver High Relief Animals (Elephant)

May 29, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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1971 Dahomey 500 Francs Silver Proof Coin NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo

May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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c.1160 Islamic Dirham North Africa-Spain Coin ANACS EF45

May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1975 South Africa 2 Rand Gold Coin

May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1944 ETHIOPIA 5  C  B.U.

May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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1926 TUNISIA 2 FRANCS

May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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1940 ALGERIA 5 FRANCS BANKNOTE

May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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1905 A  GERMAN EAST AFRICA 1/2 HELLER

May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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 1905 J GERMAN EAST AFRICA 1/2 HELLER

May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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1950 EAST AFRICA SHILLING UNC

May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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A quantity of British West Africa coinage One pennies and 1/10th pennies.

May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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1/10 OUNCE GOLD SOUTH AFRICAN KRUGERRAND IN FANCY 14K GOLD BEZEL

May 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Gold coin, 2 Rand, South Africa, 1966

June 1, 2017, 1:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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Gold coin, Krügerrand, South Africa

June 1, 2017, 1:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€851 (starting bid)

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Mozambique 1949 5 Escudos, Choice Uncirculated

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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A South Africa 1974 Krugerrand (VF - slight edge knocks)

June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Canterbury, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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A South Africa 1975 Krugerrand (VF - slight edge knocks)

June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Canterbury, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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