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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 2003 Kenya 40 Shillings

    2003 Kenya 40 Shillings

    A commemorative value on a commemorative coin This is my entry for Day 11 “K” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!K = Kenya. Reverse The reverse of the coin features President Mwai Kibaki facing forward. Around the edge is the text “Third president of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Mwai Kibaki, CGH, MP.” Unlike the…

  • 1936 British East Africa 5 Cents

    1936 British East Africa 5 Cents

    One of few coins bearing Edward VIII This is my entry for Day 5 “E” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!E = East Africa. The countries which used the East African Shilling and when they stopped (left), and the area of a new proposed East African Shilling (right). From Wikipedia. British East Africa British East…

  • 1916 German East Africa 20 Heller

    1916 German East Africa 20 Heller

    A German coin from colonial-era Africa German East Africa The German East Africa Company (German: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft, abbreviated DOAG) was a chartered colonial organization which brought about the establishment of German East Africa, a territory which eventually comprised the areas of modern Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda. The Company originated in 1884 as the Gesellschaft für…