Kenyan Shilling Currency | Kenya Shillings Notes

Kenyan Shilling

Kenyan shilling Currency:

The shilling is the official currency of Kenya and it is subdivided into 100 cents. It is introduced in 1966 to replace the East African shilling at par. The first coins were introduced in 1966 in the denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents and 1 and 2 shillings. Later in 1969 and 5-shillings coins were introduced in 1973 and 1985, 10-shillings and 20-shillings coins were introduced in 1994, 1998, respectively. Between 1967 and 1978, all of the coins feature a portrait of Kenya's first prime minister and president, Jomo Kenyatta. In 1980, a portrait of Daniel arap Moi replaced Kenyatta until 2005. New series of coins were introduced by central bank of Kenya that restored the portrait of Kenyatta. 40-shilling coin was introduced in 2003; these coins were minted with the portrait of President Kibaki to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of independence. Frequently used coins are 1, 5, 10, 20, 40 shillings and rarely used coins are 50 cents.

In 1969, bank notes were issued by the central bank of Kenya in the denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 shillings with the portrait of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president, appearing on the front of the currency. 200, 500, 1000 shillings notes were introduced in 1986, 1988, 1994, respectively. 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings are frequently used bank notes and 5, 10 and 20 shillings are rarely used bank notes.

Kenyan Shilling

Kenyan Shilling (Kenya):

Code: KES

Symbol: KSh, /=, /-, K

Subunit:       

1/100 = cent

Banknotes:  

5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings

Coins:

1, 5, 10, 20, 40 shillings, 50-cents

Central bank:         

Central Bank of Kenya

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