• 100 Shilingi 1993-2015, KM# 32, Tanzania
  • 100 Shilingi 1993-2015, KM# 32, Tanzania
Obverse

Depiction of Julius Nyerere facing left, his name above, title 'First President of Tanzania' below.

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.

MWALIMU JULIUS K. NYERERE
RAIS WA KWANZA WA TANZANIA

Reverse

Depicts four impalas leaping to right and the denomination to the left of the date above around the rim and the denomination in numerals below.

The impala (Aepyceros melampus) is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa.

SHILINGI MIA MOJA 1994
100

Edge

100 Shilingi

KM# 32
Characteristics
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 9 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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