East Africa Zanzibar Pysa 1881
Zanzibar, the world's foremost producer of cloves, is the name of a small island in the Indian ocean off the coast of Tanzania, Africa. The 1299 date is on the Muslim (Hijri) calendar and is equivalent to the Western (Gregorian) date 1881. These neat copper coins are of the pysa denomination, with 64 pysa in one rupee. Catalog values run like this:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $200
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Requested by: Melville, Mon, 24-Feb-2014 17:29:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 24-Feb-2014 21:26:35 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 12-Feb-2016 13:30:27 GMT
Requester description: Front- weighing scale with Arabic numerals ١٢٩٩ between the scales. The coin is edged by a design all around. Back : Five lines one below the other of Arabic writing. The same edged design from the front is also all around the back of the coin.
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