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Currency Information on Kenyan Shilling - KES — Kenyan Shilling – KSh. The foreign exchange currency code for KES represents the Kenyan Shilling exchange rate.

The Kenyan shilling was first issued in 1966, and denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, 1 and 2 shillings were minted, though 25 cent coins ceased to be minted in 1971, save for the 1973 commemorative coin set.

Currency Exchange Rates for Kenyan Shilling. Frequently used coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 40 shillings, and the 50 cent coin is rarely used.

Currency Information on KES. Banknotes are available in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 shillings, though 10 and 20 shilling notes are used infrequently.

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The Kenyan currency has an ISO code KES or Kenyan Shilling currency, and its symbol is KSh. The banknotes are in the domination of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000. Though in recent times the 10 and 20 notes are not frequently used. The coins are in the domination of 50cent, 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40. The 50 cent and one shilling coin are now obsolete.

Initial currency

  1. Theresa coin
    The first currency ever used in Kenya was introduced in the Kenyan coast between 1800 and 1850, and it was known as Thaler. It was a trade coin that the residents of the coastal region used to buy goods. This coin came to impact on the economy in the 19th century where it gained popularity and was widely used in the coastal area of this country. The popularity of this coin resulted from the large slave trade along the East African country.
  2. Special
    In 1897, this coin was introduced by the countries colony; British Protectorate. Though it never had any impact and it was outdone by the Indian Rupee.
    3.Indian Rupee
    This coin was the first coin to be used all through the country. It was introduced in 1896. This coin penetrated into the country due to the construction of the railway line which was used ass payment to the workers. In 1917 a rupee note was introduced.
  3. East African Rupee
    This replaced the Indian Rupee. Its domination were 5, 10, 20, 40, 100, and 500. while coins were in 25, 50 and 1 cent domination.
  4. Florin Banknote
    This replaced the EA rupee and was used between 1920 and 1921.
  5. East African Shilling
    This was first printed in 1922. It became the official East African currency in June 1923.
  6. The Kenya Shilling
    This was first established as the countries official currency in 1966 by the Central Bank of Kenya. In commemoration of the first president of Kenya, a portrait of President Kenyatta was printed in 1967.
    Recent Issues
    There has been an emerging issue on the portraits on the Kenyan notes. There have been some recommendations to remove this portraits and replace with various attractive sites such as animals. This is believed to eliminate the feeling of ownership by the persons being portrayed and replacing with something all Kenyans can celebrate.

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