Zanzibar AH 1299 1 pysa

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from the Ma'adi Collection
from the Ma'adi Collection

The islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia were ruled by the Omanis since 1698 until 1860 when it gained independence from Oman. It subsequently fell under control of the British in 1890, and became part of Tanzania in 1964, when the later gained independence.

This specimen is a bronze 1 pysa, type issued one year only (AH 1299).

Recorded mintage: 4,640,000.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM-1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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