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Tanzanian Gold Coins

Brief Tanzanian History
The area was a German colony from the 1880s to 1919, then became a British trust territory from 1919 to 1961. Julius Nyerere became Minister of British-administered Tanganyika in 1960, and continued as Prime Minister when Tanganyika became independent in 1961. Tanganyika and Zanzibar (which had become independent in 1963) merged to form the nation of Tanzania on April 26, 1964. Nyerere introduced a form of African socialism termed Ujama, which emphasized justice and equality, but proved economically disastrous, leading to food shortages as collective farms failed.
In 1979, Tanzania declared war on Uganda after Uganda invaded and tried to annex Tanzanian territory in the north of the country. Tanzania not only expelled Ugandan forces, but also invaded Uganda itself, forcing the ousting of Idi Amin.
Nyerere handed over power to Ali Hassan Mwinyi in 1985, but retained control of the ruling party as Chairman until 1990, when he handed that responsibility to Mwinyi. One-party rule came to an end in October 1995 when Tanzania held its first ever multi-party election. Benjamin Mkapa was subsequently sworn in as the new president of the United Republic of Tanzania on 23 November 1995.

Tanzanian Gold Coins
Tanzania only issued its own coins for the first time in 1966, and its gold coins are commemorative pieces.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
2,000 Shillings24.515.9800.9170.4712
1,500 Shilingi 33.437.9000.9676

Notes on Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Fineness = purity of gold alloy.
Gold Content = Actual gold content in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
19902,000 ShilingiSave the ChildrenProof, FDC3,000Yes£170$325
19741,500 ShilingiConservation  Yes£ 

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Tanzania Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Tanzania, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Obverse of 1974 Tanzanian Gold 1500 Shillings
Obverse of 1974 Tanzanian Gold 1500 Shillingi

Obverse of 1998 Tanzanian Gold 1000 Shillings
Obverse of 1998 Tanzanian Gold 1000 Shillingi

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Reverse of 1998 Tanzanian Gold 1000 Shillings
Reverse of 1998 Tanzanian Gold 1000 Shillings


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