British East African rupee
In 1920 the British East African rupee was replaced by the British pound sterling in a ratio of 1 rupee = 2 shillings (1 florin ). In East Africa, the rupee was replaced by the East African florin that same year .
It is also worth mentioning that this currency contained the first aluminum coin ever, namely the 1-cent piece from 1907.
In terms of value, it also corresponded to the German-East African rupee .
Silver coins were issued in 1906 at the values of 25 and 50 cents, followed by the aluminum 1 cent piece and the copper-nickel -10 cent in 1907, the aluminum ½ cent in 1908 and the copper-nickel 5-cent coin 1913. In 1909 copper-nickel replaced aluminum.
In 1906 the first banknotes were put into circulation by the British East Africa government (the first dated 1905), denominated 5, 10, 20, 40, 100 and 500 rupees. In 1920 the East African Currency Board issued a 1 rupee note just before the rupee was replaced.