50 Cents, Issued by, Republic of Kenya, 1969
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Draped bust of the President, head bare facing left; around below, MZEE JOMO KENYATTA (the term Mzee translates to 'Elder'); around above, THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF KENYA

Reverse Description

Arms of Kenya, two lions holding spears which cross behind a traditional African shield; on the shield a rooster facing left holding an axe; below incuse on ribbon, HARAMBEE (the Swahili cry of local fishermen translated to 'pulling together') on the ground around the base of the arms, coffee, pyrethrum, sisal, tea, maize and a pineapple; the arms dividing date 1969; above REPUBLIC OF KENYA; below in two lines, 50 / FIFTY CENTS

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