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Value of Zanzibar February 1st 1928 5 Rupees Bank Note

Zanzibar February 1st 1928 5 Rupees Bank Note

Country: Zanzibar

Denomination: Five Rupees

Comments: In the scheme of things, 1928 wasn’t terribly long ago. These still show up from time to time in estates and in scrap books. These are definitely a rare collectible no matter where they come from. Every bank note from Zanzibar has two vignettes on it. The right side shows eight fruit pickers. The left side of the note shows a sailing ship or boat called a dhow.

Text: The Zanzibar Government – Promises to pay the bearer on Demand the sum of Five Rupees – Zanzibar, 1st February, 1928 – For The Government of Zanzibar (the backs of these banknotes are blank)


If you can’t tell, we are really excited about (and aggressive buyers of) currency from Zanzibar. We frequently pay more than $10,000 for nice looking banknotes. Send us an email with pictures of your paper money from Zanzibar and we would be happy to make an offer.