Since attaining independence in 1963, Kenya has used several materials to make its coins for transactional purposes. For example, the country’s coin currencies have been produced using metals such as brass, steel, and nickel. However, the most common ones have been the copper and silver ones.
Here are of the most notable commemorative coins in Kenya, some of which you weren’t even aware of!
1. KSh.100, 250 & 500 Gold Coins
The three sets of coins were minted in 1966 to commemorate the 75th birthday of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the founding father of Kenya.
KSh.5 Brass Coins
These coins were minted in 1973 to commemorate 10 years of freedom in Kenya
KSh.200 Silver Coins & 3000 Gold Coins
These two sets of coins were minted in 1978 to commemorate the swearing in of President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi as the second President of Kenya.
3. KSh.500 Silver Coins
These coins were minted in 1988 to commemorate 10 years of Nyayo Era or President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi being in power.
4. KSh.1000 Silver Coins
Minted in 1991 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) of the Central Bank of Kenya.
5. KSh.1000 Silver Coins & 5000 Gold Coins
These two sets of coins were minted in 2003 to commemorate 40 years of independence in Kenya.
6. KSh.50 Gold Coins
These coins were minted in 2013 to commemorate 50 years of independence in Kenya.
So, which of these coins did you know about and which ones surprised you? Tell us in the comment section below...
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