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Beautiful Uncirculated Silver Coin German East Africa 1890 One Rupie or Rupee PCGS MS64

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Description: Beautiful uncirculated silver coin dated 1890 from German East Africa. This is a One Rupie or Rupee silver coin. This coin, which is of low mintage, about 154,000, depicts the bust of Kaiser Wilhelm II in an armor, with a crowned eagle on top of his helmet, facing left with the words "GUILELMUS II IMPERATOR" surrounding it, on the obverse. The reverse depicts arms with a palm tree and a lion passant at the base with the date below it and the words "DUTSCH OSTAFRIKA GESELLSCHAFT - EINE RUPIE" surrounding it along the edge. The coin is graded Mint State MS 64 by PCGS and comes in a plastic slab. Just a great looking coin measuring about 30 millimeters in diameter. It is KM-2 and weighs 11.7 grams of 0.917 silver. This is a rather rare coin with a low mintage of 154,000. This is the first date for this issue and as such represents a Key Date. Please carefully review the photos provided as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1890.

Mint: Most Likely Hamburg Germany.

Size and Weight: This is a one Rupie or Rupee, weighs ~11.7 grams and is ~30 mm in diameter.

References: It is KM #2.

Condition: The coin is uncirculated and is graded as Mint State MS64 by PCGS and comes in a protective slab. The coin has of all of its details very well preserved and has a beautiful lustrous appearance with nice peripheral toning and clear fields. The coin is much better than the photos show. It does have a few minor scratches and bag marks, but has no wear consistent with its mint state condition. Please see photo to appreciate the beauty and for additional condition information.


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