Ngwee: coin from Republic of Zambia (1968-...); 1/100 kwacha


2 ngwee, 1983: Republic of Zambia

2 ngwee, 1983: Republic of Zambia

2 ngwee exactly the same design of 1968-1978 was produced from another, more expensive alloy — bronze.


The martial eagle — a large eagle native to sub-Saharan Africa (including in Zambia).

ZAMBIA. 1983.

Kenneth David Kaunda — a Zambian first President (from 1964 to 1991).

Mintage: 60.000.000.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

  • Copper plated steel: 21.1 mm - 4.19 g
  • Reference price: 0.5$

COIN NGWEE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA (1968-...): ngwee = 1/100 kwacha

The name of the coin ngwee translates as "bright" in the chewa language (chewa, also known as nyanja, — a Bantu language spoken in much of Southern, Southeast and East Africa, namely the countries of Malawi and Zambia, where it is an official language).