1 Pice East Africa Bronze

Metal:
State:
East Africa             
Issue year(s):
1888

Catalog reference:

1888, Mombasa, British East Afica Company. Bronze 1 Pice Coin


Mint Year: 1888
Reference: KM-1.5.
Denomination: 1 Pice 

Mint Place: Calcutta (M)

Weight: ca. 6.5gm

Material: Copper

Diameter: 25mm


Obverse: Large market scales above persian "Adli" (just) inscription.

Legend: IMPERIAL BRITISH EAST AFRICA Co. / 1888  


Reverse: Persian inscription "DYMM TUANKU ISMAIL NASIRUDDIN SHAH" above mint initial (M) of the Calcutta mint. English legend above, wreath below.

Legend: MOMBASA 1306


The Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEAC) was the administrator of British East Africa, which was the forerunner of the East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya.  The IBEAC was a commercial association founded to develop African trade  in the areas controlled by the British colonial power. Created after  the Berlin Treaty of 1885, it was led by William Mackinnon and built upon his company’s trading activities in the region, with the encouragement of the British government. Mombasa and its harbour were central to its operations, with an administrative office about 80 km south in Shimoni. The company was incorporated in London on 18 April 1888, and granted a royal charter by Queen Victoria on 6 September 1888. The IBEAC oversaw an area of approximately 246,800 mi² (639,209 km²)  situated along the eastern coast of Africa, its centre being at about 39° East longitude and 0° latitude, and from 1890 also administered Uganda. The administration of British East Africa was transferred to the Foreign Office on 1 July 1895, and in 1896 so was control of Uganda.


British East Africa was an area of East Africa controlled by Britain in the late 19th century, which became a protectorate covering roughly the area of present-day Kenya.  It grew out of British commercial interests in the area in the 1880s  and lasted until 1920, when it became the colony of Kenya.


European missionaries began settling in the area from Mombasa to Mount Kilimanjaro in the 1840s, nominally under the protection of the Sultan of Zanzibar. In 1886 the British government encouraged William Mackinnon,  who already had an agreement with the Sultan and whose shipping company  traded extensively in East Africa, to establish British influence in  the region. He formed a British East Africa Association which led to  the Imperial British East Africa Company being chartered in 1888. It administered about 150 miles (240 km) of coastline stretching from the River Tana via Mombasa to German East Africa which were leased from the Sultan. The British “sphere of influence”, agreed at the Berlin Conference of 1885, extended up the coast and inland across the future Kenya and after 1890 included Uganda as well.


However, the company began to fail, and on 1 July, 1895 the British government proclaimed a protectorate,  and in 1902 made the Uganda territory part of the protectorate also. In  1902, the East Africa Syndicate received a grant of 500 square miles  (1,300 km2) in order to promote white settlement in the Highlands. The capital was shifted from Mombasa to Nairobi in 1905 and on 23 July, 1920 the protectorate became the Kenya Colony.

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Posted by: anonymous  2023-10-30
1888, Mombasa, British East Afica Company. Bronze 1 Pice Coin. MS-63 RB! Mint Year: 1888 Reference: KM-1.5.Denomination: 1 Pice Mint Place: Calcutta (M) Condition: Certified and graded by PCGS as MS-63 RB! Weight: ca. 6.5gm Material: Copper Diameter: 25mm Obverse: Large market scal ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-10-01
1888, Mombasa (British Colony). Nice Bronze Pice Coin. VF+ Mint Period: 1888 Denomination: PIce References: KM-1.5. Condition: Minor deposits, otherwise VF+ State: Mombasa (for the Imperial British East Africa Company) Material: Copper Diameter: 25mm Weight: 6.3gm Obverse: Scales ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2020-11-15
1888,Kenia-Mombasa. Imperial British East Africa Company 1887-1895. Pice 1888. K.M. 1. Winzige Flecken, vorzüglich - Stempelglanz.

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Posted by: anonymous  2017-07-31
1888, Mombasa, British East Afica Company. Bronze Pice Coin. Calcutta mint! Mint Date: 1888 Denomination: Pice Reference: KM-1.5. Mint place: Calcutta (M) Condition: An edge hit at 3 o'clock, light scratches and circulation marks, otherwise about XF! Material: Copper Diameter: ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2019-02-10
1888, Mombasa, British East Afica Company. Bronze Pice Coin. Calcutta mint! Mint Year: 1888 Denomination: Pice Reference: KM-1.5. Mint place: Calcutta (M) Condition: Greenish deposits, otherwise VF+ Material: Copper Diameter: 25mm Weight: 6.44gm Obverse: Large market scales above persia ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2019-06-14
1888, Mombasa, British East Africa Company. Bronze Pice Coin. VF- Mint Year: 1888 Reference: KM-1.5. Denomination: Pice Mint place: Calcutta (M) Condition: Lightly pitted by corrosion (environmental damage), minor greenish deposits (vendigris), otherwise VF! Material: Copper Diameter: ...

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