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Add some culture to your collection with African coins

Whether you are new to coin collecting or are looking to expand your collection, there isn't a shortage of African Coins for you to browse through here on eBay.

Bringing history to life

Coin collecting, or numismatics to give it its correct title, is another way of digging deep into history. Somalian 250 shillings, 1oz silver coin, commemorating the Queen of Sheba takes us a long way back in time. According to the Bible, Sheba was the Queen of Ethiopia which borders Somalia to the East. Another stunning Somalian coin is the 1998, 25 shilling copper-nickel coin, in glorious colour depicting the sinking of the Titanic.

South African gold

As a collector of coins you will know that, for some, the material from which they are made can be just as important. South African gold is renowned for its quality and has been for over 150 years. The South African ‘Krugerrand', first minted in 1967, is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven', the seven most famous gold coins in the world.

There isn't a shortage of African gold coins on eBay, many celebrating Africa's wonderful wildlife, elephants, tigers and buffaloes to name but a few. And speaking of animals, the Tanzanian 1000 shilling coin, from a German mint, celebrates the Serengeti black rhino with the Tanzanian coat of Arms on the obverse.

Commemorative coins

Africa has a diverse collection of coins, being made up of 54 countries that won't come as a surprise. As well as commemorative coins acknowledging events like international football, the coins celebrate people and events from all over the world. Zambia circulated a coin in 1997 marking the death of Princess Diana.

If you are just starting out you can quickly boost your collection by taking advantage of some bulk buys. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Africa through this substantial collection of coins.

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