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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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1983 BU. 1/10oz Gold Krugerrand.

April 30, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
ENGLEWOOD, OH, USA

$110 (7 bids)

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Gold 1 OZ. Random Date Gold Krugerrand

May 1, 2016, 12:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Collection of four German / East African 20 Heller coins, 1916

May 5, 2016, 3:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Sierra Leone 1966 'Independence' 1/4 Golde, Uncirculated in Royal Mint Box of Issue

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD700 (starting bid)

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Sierra Leone 1966 'Independence' 1/2 Golde, Uncirculated in Royal Mint Box of Issue

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,400 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1925 'SA' Sovereign

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD420 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1928 'SA' Sovereign

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1987 'Proof'Gold Krugerrand (1oz),  FDC in Original Box of Issue

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,800 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1987 'Proof' Gold Krugerrand (1oz),  FDC in Original Box of Issue

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,800 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1987 'Proof' Gold Krugerrand Set, 1/10oz & 1/4oz, FDC in Original Box of Issue

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD650 (starting bid)

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South Africa 1987 'Proof' Gold Krugerrand Set, 1/10oz & 1/4oz, FDC in Original Box of Issue

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD650 (starting bid)

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*Gold Coin.

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Afrique équatoriale Française - Epreuve de R Cochet - 40 francs (1958)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Afrique équatoriale Française - Epreuve de Delannoy - 40 francs (1958)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Afrique équatoriale Française - Epreuve de Corbin - 40 francs (1958)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Afrique équatoriale Française - Epreuve de Delannoy - 25 centimes 1943 (Prétoria)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€2,800 (starting bid)

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Afrique équatoriale Française - Epreuve de Delannoy - 10 centimes 1943 (Prétoria)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€280 (starting bid)

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Algérie - 100 francs 1950 essai

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€30 (starting bid)

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Guyane - Louis-Philippe (1830-1848) - 10 cent 1846 A

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Ouest Africain français - 1.50 franc (1883)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€90 (starting bid)

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Ouest Africain français - 1 franc (1883)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€90 (starting bid)

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Ouest Africain français - 0.20 franc (1883)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€90 (starting bid)

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Afrique du sud - Krugerrand 1980

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Cote-d'Ivoire - 25 francs 1966

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Sénégal - 1000 francs 1975

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€1,000 (starting bid)

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World Coins - East Africa - Edward VIII - 1936 - 'Hole Double Punched' 10 cents

May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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