Obverse: TANZANIA 1996 - RAIS WA KWANZA - Profile of President Nyerere, facing left.
Reverse: SENTI ISHIRINI 20 - Running Ostrich, facing left. (ISHIRINI is Swahili for the number "20")
Composition: Nickel & Brass
Measures: 20.5mm in diameter
Condition: The coin is worn, but you can still make out everything.
The United Republic of Tanzania was formerly known as Tanganyika until it gained independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963. Tanzania is located in the Eastern part of Africa. It also owns islands off the coast of Africa; Pemba and Zanzibar. President Julius Nyerere governed Tanzania from 1964-1985.
Tanzania is known for its exquisite and expensive gemstone Tanzanite, which was discovered in 1967, and is only found in Tanzania.
~ TANZANIA 1996 20 SENTI COIN KM#2 - Africa Swahili - Running Ostrich ~
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