German East Africa: Wihelm II – 1888 AD – 1918 AD – 1/2 Heller 1905 AD KM # 6

German East Africa: Wihelm II - 1888 AD - 1918 AD - 1/2 Heller 1905 AD KM # 6 (obv.)

German East Africa: Wihelm II – 1888 AD – 1918 AD – 1/2 Heller 1905 AD KM # 6 (obv.)

German East Africa: Wihelm II - 1888 AD - 1918 AD - 1/2 Heller 1905 AD KM # 6 (rev.)

German East Africa: Wihelm II – 1888 AD – 1918 AD – 1/2 Heller 1905 AD KM # 6 (rev.)

German East Africa (Deutsch Ostafrika): A Brief History

German East Africa (Tanganyika), located on the coast of east-central Africa between British East Africa (now Kenya) and Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique), had an area of 362,284 sq. mi. (938,216 sq. km.) and a population of about 6 mil-lion. Capital: Dar es Salaam. Chief products prior to German con-trol were ivory and slaves; after German control, sisal, coffee, and rubber. Germany acquired control of the area by treaties with coastal chiefs in 1884, established it as a protectorate in 1891, and proclaimed it the Colony of German East Africa in 1897. After World War I, Tanganyika was entrusted to Great Britain as a League of Nations mandate, and after World War II as a United Nations trust territory. Tanganyika became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on Dec. 9, 1961. Coins dated up until 1902 were issued by the German East Africa Com-pany. From 1904 onwards, the government issued coins.  [1] SCWC 1901-2000

Wihelm II – (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen; English: Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia)

Reign: 1888 – 1918 AD

Description:

The coin pictured above is a is a 1/2 Heller from the era of Wihelm II, the last Emperor (Kaiser) of Germany and King of Prussia.

Obverse:  Crown with Ribbon. (Imperial Monogram) [above], date [below]

Reverse: Denomination (within Wreath).

Mint: Berlin

Date: 1905

Mintage: 7,192,123

 

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