• 10 Senti 1977-1984, KM# 11, Tanzania
  • 10 Senti 1977-1984, KM# 11, Tanzania
Description

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Obverse

Depiction of Julius Nyerere facing left flanked by flowers, name of country and year of issue above, title 'First President' underneath.

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922–1999) was a Tanzanian statesman who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985. Nyerere was referred to as Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation). In 1967, influenced by the ideas of African socialism, Nyerere issued the Arusha Declaration, which outlined his vision of ujamaa (variously translated as "familyhood" or "socialism"). However, his policies led to economic decline, systematic corruption, and unavailability of goods. In the early 1970s, Nyerere ordered his security forces to forcibly transfer much of the population to collective farms and, because of opposition from villagers, often burned villages down. This campaign pushed the nation to the brink of starvation and made it dependent on foreign food aid. In 1985, after more than two decades in power, he relinquished power to his hand-picked successor, Ali Hassan Mwinyi. Nyerere left Tanzania as one of the poorest and most foreign aid-dependent countries in the world, although much progress in services such as health and education had nevertheless been achieved. As such, Julius Nyerere is still a controversial figure in Tanzania.

TANZANIA 1984
RAIS WA KWANZA

Reverse

Prancing zebra facing right.

The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra, or locally as the "quagga", is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. It ranges from the south of Ethiopia through East Africa to as far south as Botswana and eastern South Africa. The plains zebra is a highly social species, forming harems with a single stallion, several mares and their recent offspring; there are also bachelor groups. Groups may come together to form herds. The animals keep watch for predators rather than attempting to hide; they bark or snort when they see a predator, and the harem stallion attacks predators to defend his harem.

10 SENTI
KUMI

Edge

10 Senti

KM# 11
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 5.03 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.49 mm
Shape wavy (scallop, sun-shaped)
Notches 10
Alignment Medal

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