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East Africa German (Tanganyika) 1/2, 1, and 5 Heller  1904 to 1913
East Africa German (Tanganyika) 1/2, 1, and 5 Heller 1904 to 1913

Three states lined the eastern coast of Africa and were under control of three European countries until gaining independence. Today's Kenya was yesterday's British East Africa, today's Tanganyika was yesterday's German East Africa, and today's Mozambique was yesterday's Portuguese East Africa.

The bronze coin design in our picture comes in three denominations: 1/2 heller, 1 heller, and 5 heller. These coins, especially the 5 heller, command good collector value. All dates are about equal in value, except as noted below.

1/2 HELLER (1904 TO 1906)
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $7
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $40


1 HELLER (1904 TO 1913)
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $25
1 heller dated 1909 are more rare; double these values

5 HELLER (1908 AND 1909)
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $350

These are catalog values which must be adjusted to determine actual buy and sell values. Use our Important Terminology page for this purpose.


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Coin: 16156 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Melville.D, Thu, 12-Dec-2013 11:45:56 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 12-Dec-2013 22:58:34 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 25-Dec-2015 03:20:57 GMT
Requester description: 1912 Front-1 HELLER with a fern all around the coin. Back- DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA, middle-a crown with 2 ribbons emerging from it,down-*1912*,size little bigger than a us dime.
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