Zimbabwe 1987 10 cents
The area of Zimbabwe was originally a mineral-rich trading center that had connections with Portuguese and probably Arab traders. After European settlement, it was named the colony of Southern Rhodesia (1895), and through a series of negotiations with the British government and efforts at independence, became fully indedependent as Zimbabwe in 1980. This type was struck intermittently 1980-99 with a nickel plated type of the same design issued 2001-03. However, due to recent hyperinflation, the denominations of the coins are no longer relevant or useful in daily commerce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.82 g, copper-nickel, 19.98 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.