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Coat of Arms on Obverse of 1997 Tanzania 500 Shillings
Coat of Arms on Obverse of 1997 Tanzania 25 Shillings


Reverse of 1997 Tanzania 500 Shillings
Three Southern Giraffes on Reverse of 1974 Tanzania 25 Shillings
Three Southern Giraffes on Reverse of 1974 Tanzania 25 Shillings
Reverse of 1974 Tanzania 25 Shillings

Coins of Tanzania

A Brief History
Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged in 1964 to form Tanzania having become independent of Britain in 1961 and 1963 respectively. It remains a member of the British Commonwealth.

One of our featured coins, from 1997, shows the Queen Mother, and George VI, then the Duke and Duchess of York on their visit to Tanzania in 1925.
The 1974 coin has a portrait of Julius Kambarage Nyerere on its obverse, with the legend:
Rais Wa Kwanza can be translated as "First President".
The reverse of this coin shows 3 Southern Giraffes, with the legend:
Which translates as:
Shilingi (shillings) ishrini (twenty) na (and) tano (five).

500 Shillings38.533.639251.0001
50 Shillings42.0035.000.9251.0408
25 Shillings38.6128.280.9250.8410

Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Fineness = Silver content in parts per thousand.
Silver = Actual fine silver content in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailPrice £Price US$
1997500 ShillingsQueen Mother Silver Proof FDCYes£25$50
197425 ShillingsThree Southern Giraffes, Silver Proof, WWF Collection13,000FDCYes£20$40
197450 ShillingsBlack Rhinoceros, Silver Proof, WWF Collection13,000FDCYes£25$50
1974  Three Coin Conservation Set ProofYes£1,425$2,280

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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