MALAWI silver 10 kwacha 2003 Pope John Paul II

$35.00

MALAWI, 10 kwacha, 2003, Reverse: Pope John Paul II, silver, 38mm, 29.38g, KM107a?, toned, Proof

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Malawi is in southeastern Africa. Neighbors are Zambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Before independence it was the British colony of Nyasaland. It was heavily raided for slaves in the 18th century. Independence began with a dictator who ran the country as a private business. That guy was pressured into elections, which he lost. Multiparty elections have chosen leaders since then.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.