1906, German East Africa (DOA). Rare Silver Half Rupee Coin.
Mint Date: 1906 Region: East Africa Mint Place: Berlin (A) Reference: KM-9. Denomination: Half Rupee (1/2 Rupie) Material: Silver (.917) Diameter: 24mm Weight: 5,81gm
Obverse: Helmeted and uniformed bust of William II as german emperor left. Legend: GUILELMUS II IMPERATOR
Reverse: Denomination (1/2 RUPIE), year (1906) and mint initial (A) within palm-wreath. Legend: DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA ("German East Africa")
German East Africa (German: Deutsch-Ostafrika) was a German colony in East Africa, including what are now Burundi, Rwanda and Tanganyika (the mainland part of present Tanzania). It measured 994,996 km² (384,170 square miles) in size, nearly three times the size of re-united Germany today.
The colony came into existence during the 1880s and ended with the conclusion of World War I, when the territory was taken over by the British and Belgians and later converted to mandates of the League of Nations.