Junk Silver Coins from East Africa 

East Africa flagSilver coin values below are based on live silver prices. Silver coins were in regular circulation in East Africa. The values below represent the intrinsic value of silver coins from East Africa. Silver coins from East Africa that are in uncirculated condition, or that may be rare and collectible may also have numismatic value. You can use this table as a guide when buying and selling circulated or junk silver coins from East Africa. The melt values are calculated and displayed in USD based on the current silver spot price of $22.51 per troy ounce.

 
 
Denomination / Currency Years Minted Fineness Gross Weight (g) ASW (g) ASW (oz t) Melt Value
25 Cents 1906- 1918 .800 2.92 2.34 .0751 $1.69
25 Cents 1920 .500 2.92 1.46 .0469 $1.06
50 Cents 1906- 1919 .800 5.83 4.66 .15 $3.38
50 Cents 1920 .500 5.83 2.92 .0937 $2.11
50 Cents 1921- 1944 .250 3.88 0.97 .0312 $0.70
1 Florin 1920- 1921 .500 11.66 5.83 .1874 $4.22
1 Shilling 1921- 1946 .250 7.78 1.95 .0625 $1.41

East Africa Silver Coinage

The East African shilling was the currency issued for use in British controlled areas in East Africa from 1921 until 1969.

While most British controlled territories were based on the pound sterling, the shilling was considered the primary unit currency of East Africa.

Most coinage produced as East African shillings were minted from bronze or cupronickel. However, some coinage was produced in silver.

Silver coins from East Africa included the 3 pence and 6 pence coins from 1913 until 1920. Also, the 1 shilling and 2 shillings coins minted from 1913 until 1920 were minted of a silver alloy.

From 1913 until 1919 the 3 pence and 6 pence coins were minted from an alloy of .925 silver. In 1920, the 3 pence and 6 pence coins were minted with .500 silver fineness.

The 1 shilling and 2 shillings coins were minted from sterling silver with a .925 finess from 1913 until 1920. The 2 shillings coin was also minted in 1920 with a .500 silver fineness.

Use this guide to determine the melt value of East Africa silver coins.
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