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Location: Arizona USA
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Fairly common but RARE in RED Unc! This was a British Protectorate on islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanganyika. It comprised a portion of British East Africa. You've got to love the double pan balance scales (with date between). The translation of the obverse Arabic (photo is reversed) is: "Sultan Said ibn Bargash ibn / Sultan" with "Allah guard him" above and below. The rulers name is incorrect; Bargash was the son of Sayyid Said and not vice-versa. This mistake is unique among coins of comparatively modern times (Freeman Grenville).
· Date: January 28, 2006 · Views: 8,955 · Filesize: 57.8kb · Dimensions: 600 x 315 ·
Keywords: Zanzibar British East Africa
Denomination: Pysa
Reference #: KM 1
Date/Mintmark: AH 1299 (1881/82)
Condition: UNC - Red
Metal: CU

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Registered: March 2009
Location: Wellington,Dominion of New Zealand.
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November 11, 2009 11:55am

That's a very nice Zanzibari AH1299 (1882) 1 Pysa coin.


Coins with lustre never turn up over here at all.


Aidan.


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