East Africa 1/2, 1, 5, and 10 Cents  1907 to 1964
East Africa 1/2, 1, 5, and 10 Cents 1907 to 1964

It is hard to miss coins with holes at the center. This series of cents has got 'em!

Great Britain issued coinage for part of its empire in the eastern part of Africa from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Coins marked East Africa circulated in areas where Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia are today. The coins were minted in various metals, including copper-nickel, bronze (shown), and aluminum.

While a few *key dates* are present, most of the coins, including 1 cent, 5 cents, and 10 cents, are not worth very much unless they are in fully uncirculated condition. Taking them as a whole, the approximate catalog values for the *common date* coins are:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved (like our picture): $5
fully uncirculated: $40

These are catalog values and you must convert them to actual values using our Terminology page. There are variations in the inscriptions on these coins. In addition to the normal change of the name of the British king or queen, coins prior to 1920 have 'and Uganda Protectorates' in the legend.

The *key dates* are shown below. The 1921 date for the 1 cents is super special because it was never released for circulation. Only a few escaped the mint.
The dollar value after the date is for coins in well preserved condition.

1/2 CENT
1908: $60
1909: $40

1907: $30
1908: $35
1920: $150
1921: $2500
1925 (must not have KN mint mark): $225

1913: $25
1919: $60
1920: $300
1921: $15

1907: $20
1910: $30
1913: $400
1918: $60
1920: $350
1921: $40

Coin: 5208 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Dalon, Sat, 14-Aug-2010 16:50:12 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 13-Jul-2014 19:47:58 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 30-Jun-2016 23:55:25 GMT
Requester description: 1942 it has a hole in the center with one side saying: georgivs vi rex et und imp; one cent, and a crown above the hole. the back says east africa 1942 and also has a 1 on it.
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