East Africa (Mombasa) Pice  1888
East Africa (Mombasa) Pice 1888

Nice coin, Taylor. Back in 1888 the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda were grouped under British rule into a region known as East Africa. Your coin is from Mombassa, a city on the Kenyan coast which was, and is, a thriving Arabic commercial center. The date 1306 is the Muslim date equivalent to 1888.

The values of these coins are summarized in the collector catalogs as follows:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $2
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $25

To convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values, see our Terminology page.

Coin: 7198 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Taylor, Fri, 25-Mar-2011 20:46:59 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 04:10:41 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 01-Mar-2016 15:36:17 GMT
Requester description: 1888 on one side is 'Imperial British East Africa Co.' with a scale in the middle with an Arabic inscrption below. On the reverse side it says, 'Mombasa 1306AH with an Arabic saying in the middle and grain on the bottom
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