African Coins
All Around Africa
and Tokens

LATEST UPDATE DECEMBER 2013 - SEE UPDATES PAGE FOR DETAILS

Modern African numismatics seem rather neglected on the web so I hope to do a little to change that.
By mid-February 2001 I had made a good start to this section and by 2005 it is rather big !
UPDATES PAGE - for a quick list of additions done since 2001 see HERE .

Some acknowledgements

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Coins Index 

ALGERIA
The 5 Dinar coins for the 10th Anniversary of the Republic of Algeria.
Some recent Commemoratives of Algeria
Descriptive Details of Algeria's Bi-metallic Coins
The very latest Bi-metallic type of Algeria

ANGOLA
Angola's Most Recent Circulation Coins
50 Kwanzas with date 8 Jan . 92

BENIN
Just a few coins.

BOTSWANA
Botswana 5 Thebe KM-4 and subtypes there of.
Bi-metallic coinage reaches Botswana

BURKINA FASO
History and at last a few coins

BURUNDI
A Look at Burundi's Coins
NEW   The 2011 Dated Coins of Burundi   NEW

CAMEROON
About the Cameroon coins

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
NEW   Cape Verde's Independence Anniversary Coins   NEW

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
A few coins and a bit of history

CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES
All about this Economic and Monetary Community
NEW   The CFA Franc (Central) Coins of 2006   NEW

CHAD
NOW ILLUSTRATED   Just a few coins   NOW ILLUSTRATED

COMOROS
The latest coin of the Comoro Islands
Three new coins for 21st century Comoros

CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC)
NEW   Portrait of a Leader   NEW

CONGO (REPUBLIC)
NOW ILLUSTRATED   Just a few coins   NOW ILLUSTRATED

DJIBOUTI
NEW   A Coin from Djibouti - the 1 Franc of 1996   NEW

EGYPT
Current coins of Egypt
NEW   More recent coins of Egypt   NEW

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
A Country With an Often Changing Monetary System

ERITREA
The story behind the designs of the 1997 dated series coins.

ETHIOPIA
Recent Coinage Developments in Ethiopia
An Unlisted Silver Proof Type
EXTENDED   Further Coinage Developments in Ethiopia   EXTENDED

GABON
NOW ILLUSTRATED   Just a few coins   NOW ILLUSTRATED

GAMBIA
NEW   A Closer Look at the Coins of The Gambia   NEW

GHANA
Ghana's recent coins - a sucess for the Royal Canadian Mint
NEW   Ghana's 2007 Dated Coins   NEW

GUINEA
NEW   Two Coins from Guinea   NEW

GUINEA-BISSAU
History and a few coins

IVORY COAST
Just a few coins

KENYA
Kenya's recent coins - their bi-metallic coins and much more
NEW   Kenya’s recent coins – those dated 2005 to 2010   NEW

LESOTHO
Lesotho's most recent coins
A Scarce Bi-metallic Issue of Lesotho

LIBERIA
Liberia's first new circulation coins in a long time.

LIBYA
A New Coin For Libya
A New Bi-metallic Coin For Libya

MADAGASCAR
Too many denomination names ?
A couple of Madagascar's very latest coins.
The Reappearance of a Privy Mark
Madagascar’s Changing National Motto as Seen on Coinage.
Three new coins for 21st century Madagascar

MALAWI
Background to the 1995/1996 issues - some denomination being without and later with portraits.
NEW   Malawi's Latest Coins - The 2003 Series and Beyond...   NEW

MALI
Just a few coins

MAURITANIA
Mauritania's current coins

MAURITIUS
The recent coins of Mauritius
NEW   The Bi-metallic 20 Rupee Coin   NEW

MOROCCO
Morocco's bi-metallic coins.
Morocco - Latest Coins
Mint Names on the "Mazuna" denominated coins of AH1320 to AH1323.
  Mazunas of Fes, AH1320-1323 "Fascinating Coins"

MOZAMBIQUE
Mozambique’s Two Most Recent Circulation Coins
NEW   Mozambique's 2006 dated coins   NEW

NAMIBIA
A Variety of Information on the Coins of the Republic of Namibia.

NIGER
Just a few coins

NIGERIA
Long ignored sub-types for the early Nigerian decimal types
Something you may have noticed on the 1991 and 1993 dated 50 Kobo coins (KM-13).
NEW   Nigeria 2006 - Seven Years Waiting   NEW

REUNION
Reunion - Scene of the Euro’s World Debut
The First Coins in the Name of Reunion

RWANDA
NEW   Rwanda's Recent Coins   NEW

SAHARAWI ARAB D.R.
You may be think - “Where ?”

SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE
NEW   Three coins of 1929   NEW

SENEGAL
Just a few coins

SEYCHELLES
Varieties to the 25 Cents coins of the Republic period.

SIERRA LEONE
Some extra details to the 1996 series of 10, 50 and 100 Leones circulation coins.
New Issues for the Fortieth Anniversary of the Bank of Sierra Leone

SOMALIA
Somalia’s “Commemorative” Coins

SOMALILAND
Somaliland and the 1 Shilling Coin

SOUTH AFRICA
Recent coins of South Africa
The South African Mint Company
Private Mints in South Africa
South Africa’s New issues of August 2nd 2004

SUDAN
Sudan's 1994, 1996 and 1999 Coinage Issues
Sudan's 21st Century Coins
Some varieties on modern coins of Sudan
NEW   Sudan’s 2006 dated coins   NEW

SWAZILAND
Swaziland’s Coinage - An Introduction and Some Examples
Varieties on Swaziland’s 12-scallop Coins

TANZANIA
The Portraits on Tanzania's Coinage

TOGO
History and a few coins

TUNISIA
The More Recent Coin of Tunisia
Varieties of the Brass Coins of 1403/1983

UGANDA
Uganda's most recent coins
A key Ugandan piece........
NEW   A Ugandan Discovery   NEW

WEST AFRICAN STATES
All about this Economic and Monetary Community
A Few Notable Coins of the West African States
New Bi-metallics for West African States

ZAMBIA
An edge variety rarely mentioned - Zambia's 5 Shillings coin
NEW   Zambia's 2012 Dated Coins   NEW

ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe's coinage and its developments in 2001
NEW   Zimbabwe's 2003 dated 10 and 25 Dollars   NEW
 

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Around 15th March 2001 it was annouced that the 2010 FIFA World Football Champoinships will be in AFRICA  !!!

Backgroud image is from an image of a Republic of Zaire 1000 Zaires of 1997, thanks to Rod Sell for the image he sent me of this coin.