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East Africa (Zanzibar) Copper Pysa  1887
East Africa (Zanzibar) Copper Pysa 1887

Zanzibar, an Archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, was the center of the Arab slave trade. It came under British rule with an effort to end slavery during the mid-1800s and became fully independent in 1963. This coin, with Islamic date AH1304 (1887AD) comes from the time of the British protectorate.

These pysa are difficult to find in well preserved condition. Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $250

These are catalog values and must be adjusted to obtain actual buy and sell values. See our Terminology page.

Coin: 21611 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: tv, Tue, 31-Jan-2017 00:22:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 31-Jan-2017 00:33:30 GMT
Requester description: 1304 There are scales of justice, like coins from East Africa. There is an Islamic date of 1304.
Tags: east africa zanzibar copper pysa eastern easterly africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine afrika africaanshe afrik afrikaansche afrique coppers bronze coppery brass bronzes cupro scales scale justice islamic islam iustitia justicia muslim moslem caliphate wreath circle ring wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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