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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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2017 S1Rand First Silver Krugerrand 50th Anniversary ANACS SP70 Limited Edition

February 20, 2018, 4:00 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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2006 Somali Republic 100 Shillings African WildLife Elephant 1 oz Silver

February 20, 2018, 4:00 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, USA

$95 (starting bid)

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1 oz. Gold Krugerrand - Random Date -

February 20, 2018, 3:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1 oz. Gold Krugerrand Ranodm Date -

February 20, 2018, 3:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Gold coin, Krügerrand, South Africa, 1976

February 22, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€851 (starting bid)

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1956 East Africa, 10 Cents, Uncirculated

February 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 Natura South Africa Gold (4) Coin Set NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo

February 23, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Pack of (100) Zambia 10 Kawacha Uncirculated Notes

February 23, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1944 ETHIOPIA 5  C  B.U.

February 23, 2018, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1926 TUNISIA 2 FRANCS

February 23, 2018, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$12 (starting bid)

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1950 EAST AFRICA SHILLING UNC

February 23, 2018, 1:30 PM EST
Whitestone, NY, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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KRÜGERRAND - Lot mit 9 x 1 Unze,

February 24, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
L.-Echterdingen, Germany

€10,000 (starting bid)

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GOLDLOT mit u.a. 2 Unzen Krügerrand, insgesamt ca. 107 g fein,

February 24, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
L.-Echterdingen, Germany

€3,750 (starting bid)

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South Africa Gold Krugerrand 1 Ounce (Random Year)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Krugerrand Proof Half Ounce Gold Coin (Dates Our Choice)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Gold Krugerrand Quarter Ounce (Random Year)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2009 South Africa Krugerrand Mintmark 2 Coin Launch Set PF69

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Krugerrand Proof Quarter Ounce Gold Coin (Dates Our Choice)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Gold Krugerrand Tenth Ounce (Random Year)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2008 South Africa Proof Gold Krugerrand 3-Piece Oom Paul Set

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Gold Krugerrand Half Ounce (Random Year)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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South Africa Gold Krugerrand 1 Ounce (Random Year)

February 24, 2018, 4:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Gold Coin

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Dubois, PA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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WTC Ground Zero Recovery 1980 1/2 oz. Krugerrand Gold Coin PCGS Gem Uncirculated

February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1972 Ethiopia 400 Birr Gold Proof Coin

February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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February 28, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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February 28, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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South African One-Ounce Gold Krugerrand

March 2, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$500 (1 bid)

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1 Rand. Südafrika, 1971. 916er GG. Gew. 4...

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Hannover, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Morocco. 1/2 Dirham. 35.

March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
BW Klaaswaal, Netherlands

€10 (starting bid)

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Morocco. 2 1/2 Dirhams. 1299.

March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
BW Klaaswaal, Netherlands

€24 (starting bid)

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Morocco. 10 Dirhams. 1299.

March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
BW Klaaswaal, Netherlands

€24 (starting bid)

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Morocco. Lot (14) cast bronzes.

March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
BW Klaaswaal, Netherlands

€50 (starting bid)

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