Banknotes of the East African shilling

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The following banknotes were issued for the East African shilling.

1921 issue[edit]

1921 issue
Image Value Catalog number Colour Description Date of printing Remarks
Front Back Front Back
[1] [2] 5 shillings P13 Blue-black on brown and orange underprinting Portrait of George V at upper or lower right Lion in front of mountain December 15, 1921 Value in shillings written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati, value in pounds written in English only
[3] [4] 10 shillings P14 Blue-black on green and pink underprinting
[5] [6] 20 shillings
1 pound
P15 Blue-black on yellow and orange underprinting
[7] [8] 100 shillings
5 pounds
P16 Blue-black on lilac underprinting
200 shillings
10 pounds
P17 Blue-black on gray-blue underprinting
[9] [10] 1000 shillings
50 pounds
P18 Blue-black on light brown underprinting
10000 shillings
500 pounds
P19 Blue-black on blue underprinting

1933 issue[edit]

1933 issue
Image Value Catalog number Colour Description Date of printing Remarks
Front Back Front Back
[11] [12] 5 shillings P20 Blue-black on brown and orange underprinting, back orange-brown Portrait of George V at upper or lower right Lion in front of mountain January 1, 1933 Value in shillings written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati, value in pounds written in English only
[13] [14] 10 shillings P21 Blue-black on green and pink underprinting, back green
[15] [16] 20 shillings
1 pound
P22 Blue-black on yellow and orange underprinting, back brown
100 shillings
5 pounds
P23 Blue-black on lilac underprinting, back red-brown
200 shillings
10 pounds
P24 Blue-black on gray-blue underprinting
1000 shillings
50 pounds
P25 Blue-black on light brown underprinting
10000 shillings
500 pounds
P26 Blue-black on blue underprinting

1938-52 issue[edit]

1938-52 issue
Image Value Catalog number Colour Description Date of printing Remarks
Front Back Front Back
[17] [18] 1 shilling P27 Blue-black on purple underprinting, back purple Portrait of George VI at upper or lower left Lion in front of mountain January 1, 1943 Value written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati
[19] [20] 5 shillings P28 Blue-black on brown underprinting 1938-1952
5 shillings P28A Blue-black on brown underprinting January 8, 1942 Like P28 but with India style serial number. Without imprint.
Value written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati
[21] [22] 10 shillings P29 Dark blue on green and pink underprinting 1938-1952 Value written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati
[23] [24] 10 shillings P29A Dark blue on green and pink underprinting January 8, 1942 Like P29 but with India style serial number, and without imprint.
Value written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati
[25] [26] 20 shillings
1 pound
P30 Blue-black on yellow and orange underprinting 1938-1952 Value in shillings written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati. Value in pounds written in English only.
[27] [28] 20 shillings
1 pound
P30A January 8, 1942 Blue-black on yellow and orange underprinting Like P30 but with India style serial number, and without imprint.
Value in shillings written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati. Value in pounds written in English only.
[29] [30] 100 shillings
5 pounds
P31 Blue-black on green and lilac underprinting 1938-1951 Value in shillings written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati. Value in pounds written in English only.
10000 shillings
500 pounds
P32 Blue-black on blue underprinting January 1, 1947
January 8, 1951

1953 issue[edit]

1953 issue
Image Value Catalog number Colour Description Date of printing Remarks
Front Back Front Back
[31] [32] 5 shillings P33 Blue-black on light brown underprinting Portrait of Elizabeth II on upper or lower right March 31, 1953 – October 1, 1957 Value in shillings written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati. Value in pounds written in English only.
[33] [34] 10 shillings P34 Blue-black on green and pink underprinting
[35] [36] 20 shillings
1 pound
P35 Blue-black on yellow and orange underprinting March 31, 1953 – February 1, 1956
100 shillings
5 pounds
P36 Blue-black on green and lilac underprinting

1958-60 issue[edit]

1958-60 issue
Image Value Catalog number Colour Description Date of printing Remarks
Front Back Front Back
[37] [38] 5 shillings P37 Brown on multicolor underprinting Portrait of Elizabeth II on upper or lower right 1958-60 Value written in English, Arabic, and Gujarati.
[39] [40] 10 shillings P38 Green on multicolor underprinting
[41] [42] 20 shillings P39 Blue on multicolor underprinting
[43] [44] 100 shillings P40 Red on multicolor underprinting

Pick, Albert (1996). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues to 1960. Colin R. Bruce II and Neil Shafer (editors) (8th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-469-1.