The Issues

Zanzibari Coins


Prior to 1884, Zanzibar and the mainland used Riyal coins issued by the sultan of Zanzibar under the Sultan of Oman.

After 1884, Zazibar uzed a combination of coins. There were the Maria Theresa thaler coins, the Indian Rupee Coins and the Indian Rupees.

 Maria Theresa Thaler

Indian Rupee Coins

1 Rupee

1/2 Rupee

1/4 Rupee

1 Anna

After the end of world war 1, Zanzibar used the East African coins just like the other her neighboring states under the british rule:kenya Uganda and Tanganyika.