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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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2016 Somalia 1/10 oz Gold African Elephant BU #PAPPS93266

April 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 1/2 gram Gold African Elephant BU #PAPPS93292

April 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1/2 oz Gold Krugerrand (Random Year) #PAPPS93267

April 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2016 South Africa 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand #PAPPS93287

April 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2016 Somalia 1/10 oz Gold African Elephant BU #PAPPS93299

April 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Central African Republic 2013 1000 Francs Piliocolobus Foai Proof Silver Coin

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1981 1/10th OUNCE GOLD SOUTH AFRICA KRUGERAND  PASSPORT

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU (Rooster Privy)

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand (Random Year) #PAPPS93110

April 27, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Gold coin, 2 Rand, South Africa, 1972

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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Mozambique - D. João V

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€250 (starting bid)

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Mozambique - D. João V

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€120 (starting bid)

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Mozambique - D. José I

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€250 (starting bid)

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Mozambique - D. Maria II

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€200 (starting bid)

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Mozambique - D. Maria II

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€70 (starting bid)

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Mozambique - D. Luís I

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€100 (starting bid)

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Cape Verde, Guinea and Macau

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€50 (starting bid)

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India Republic

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€120 (starting bid)

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Mozambique

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€120 (starting bid)

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Mozambique

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€500 (starting bid)

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Mozambique

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€120 (starting bid)

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Gold coin, German East Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€1,500 (starting bid)

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German East Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€150 (starting bid)

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German East Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€120 (starting bid)

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German East Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€120 (starting bid)

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German East Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€150 (starting bid)

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Gold coins, South Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€600 (starting bid)

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South Africa

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM WET
Lisboa, Portugal

€200 (1 bid)

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2013 République Centrafricaine 1000 FRANCS Proof Silver Coin Philocolobus Foai

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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(3) Random Date 1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coins

April 27, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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2016 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant (Berlin WMF Privy Mark)

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 10 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2015 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 2 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 2-Coin 1 oz Silver Elephant Set (Rooster Privy & BU)

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 1/2 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$25 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 1/4 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$25 (starting bid)

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2016 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant (Random dates, Scruffy)

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 1/10 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$15 (starting bid)

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2016 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU (Monkey Privy)

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2014 Somalia 1 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 5 oz Silver Elephant BU

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

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand 50th Anniv BU (Privy) #PAPPS93139

April 28, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand (Random Year) #PAPPS93142

April 28, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2017 South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand BU #PAPPS93162

April 28, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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1977 Republic of Liberia $100 Gold Proof Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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EE1948 (1956) Ethiopia Silver Gill-S35 with Date Coronation Anniversary NGC MS62

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

$1 (1 bid)

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2001 $25 Liberia Jean D'Arc Proof Gold Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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2017 Somalia 2-Coin 1 oz Silver Elephant Set Day/Night (Colored)

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

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand (Random Year)

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

$30 (1 bid)

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2003 Congo 20 Francs 1/25 oz Gold Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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1982 South Africa Krugerrand 1/10 oz. Fine Gold Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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1970 Equatorial Guinea 100 Pesetas Proof Silver Coin NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo

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

$1 (starting bid)

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EE1889 Ethiopia 1/32 Birr Coin NGC MS64RB

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

$1 (starting bid)

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1976 Guyana $100 Gold Proof Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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1975 Bahamas 50 Dollar Gold Coin

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

$1 (starting bid)

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1976-FM Papua New Guinea 100 Kina Proof Gold Coin PCGS PR69DCAM

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

$1 (starting bid)

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1972 Western African States 500 Francs Silver Coin NGC MS64

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

$1 (starting bid)

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