Obverse: TANZANIA 1979 - RAIS WA KWANZA - Profile of President Nyerere, facing left.
Reverse: 20 SENTI ISHIRINI - Running Ostrich, facing left, above denomination. (ISHIRINI is Swahili for the number "20")
Composition: Nickel & Brass
Measures: 24mm in diameter
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,who is depicted on this Coin, 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 1979 20 SENTI COIN KM2 24mm Africa Ostrich ~
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