Zambia - Travel/Philately/Numismatics/Memorabilia Profile

Zambia, a landlocked country in Southern Africa bordered by Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola has a total land area of 290.587 square miles and a population of over 12.9 million. Zambia is ranked among the poorest countries of the world. Copper mining was its backbone and the economy went down with its decline. Following privatization, copper industry is starting to show growth. The government is trying to improve the country’s situation by diversifying into agriculture, tourism, gemstone, mineral mining, and hydro-power.

Travel Resources: 

June through October are the best time to visit Zambia, with September and October being the hottest and consequently the best time for game viewing. Major attractions are the Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi (the best canoe safari region), Lake Kariba (the largest dam in the world), Livingstone, Kafue National Park (best reserve for antelope and birding), North Luangwa National Park. The staple of Zambia is maize. Nshima thick (maize or cassava porridge) with sides of vegetables, beans, meat, fish, and sour cream is a typical meal.


ResourceISBN or ASINBest PriceDescription
Zambia Bradt Travel Guide978-1841622262$19Best Travel Guide for Zambia! The first 120 pages is a traveler’s introduction and also includes and ‘In the Wilds’ section with tips. The rest of the guide has chapters on Lusaka, Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba and Lower Zambezi, The Luangwa Valley, Bangweulu Area, Northern Zambia, The Copperbelt, The Kafue River Basin, and Western Zambia.
Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe978-0939895120$20Best guide to plan Safari’s in Africa. It demystified the process by detailing the safari stats of 18 African countries with maps, color photographs, illustrations of wildlife, 11 useful charts, and an accommodating guide with a detailed rating system. The author runs his own tour company.
Zambia Map by ITM Canada978-1553414650$131:1.5M Scale. Includes Inset Map of Lusaka.
Zambia Grounded Adapter Plug Kit – GUB, GUD, and GUFB001FDCAF4$24

Philatelic Profile:

The first stamps of Zambia were a set of three stamps released on October 24, 1964 to mark Zambia’s independence from the United Kingdom achieved on that day. The set (Scott #1 to #3) is remarkably inexpensive and catalogs for around a dollar MNH and a little less for used. The designs show President Kenneth D. Kaunda and Victoria Falls, College of Further Education in Lusaka, and Barotse Dancer. Kenneth Kaunda of the United National Independence Party (UNIP) was president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. This issue was followed immediately by a set of fourteen stamps showing local scenes. The set (Scott #4 to #17) catalogs for around $10 MNH and a little more for used. The designs show farmer and Silo, X-ray technician, Chinyau dancer, woman picking cotton, Angoni bull, communications by drum and teletype, redwood blossoms and factory, night fishing on Lake Tanganyika, woman tobacco worker, Tonga basket maker and child, elephants in Luangwa Valley Game Reserve, child and school, copper mining, and Makishi dancer.

Other issues of Zambia enjoying good philatelic interest include:
  1. A set of five stamps released on December 13, 1973 to mark the birth of the second republic. The set (Scott #112 to #116) catalogs for around $20 MNH and around half that for used. The designs show United National Independence Party (UNIP) Flag, UNIP headquarters in Lusaka, army band, woman dancing and singing, and President’s Parliamentary Chair. Zambia released another set of four stamps on October 16, 1973 for the 25th anniversary of World Health Organization (WHO). The set (Scott #108 to #111) catalogs for around $60 MNH and around $25 used. The designs show WHO Emblem along with mother washing infant, nurse weighing infant, and child eating cereal and fruit.
  2. A set of fifteen stamps released between 1981 and 1983 showing local scenes. The set (Scott #240 to #253) catalogs for around $10 MNH and a little less for used. The designs show mask maker, blacksmiths, potter, straw basket fishing, roof thatching, picking mushrooms, millet grinding, Royal barge paddler, Makishi tightrope dancer, Tonga-ila granary and house, cattle herding, traditional healer, carrying water jugs, grinding corn, and woman smoking pipe.
  3. A set of sixteen stamps released on May 30, 1993 showing Sunbirds. The set (Scott #623 to #638) catalogs for around $30 MNH or used. The designs show bronze, violet-backed, marico, Eastern double-collared, scarlet-chested, Bannerman’s blue-headed, Oustalet’s red and blue, olive, green-headed, scarlet tufted malachite, yellow-bellied, copper, orange-tufted, black, and green-throated Sunbirds.
  4. A set of four stamps, three sheets of six, and three souvenir sheets released on March 30, 2001 showing Animals. The set (Scott #917 to #920, #921a-f to #923a-f, and #924 to #926) catalogs for around $40 MNH or used. The stamps show African buffalo, cheetah, female elephant, and ruffed lemur. The sheets show crimson-breasted shrike, common bee-eater, blue monkey, chimpanzee, bush baby, genet, Defassa waterbuck, crowned crane, red hartebeest, pygmy hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, giant forest hog, cheetah, three adult and one young impala, four adult impalas, warthog, two lions, and four lions. The Souvenir sheets show bull elephant, black rhinoceros, and zebras.
Numismatic Profile:

The first coin of Zambia was a Republic Standard Coinage (12 Pence = 1 Shilling, 20 Shillings = 1 Pound) Copper-Nickel-Zinc 6 Pence issue of 1964 showing National Arms and Date in Obverse and Morning Glory and Denomination in Reverse. The issue has high mintage (3.5M) and catalogs for around a dollar in UNC. The proof has low mintage (5K) but still trades below two dollars – a relative bargain. The first gold coin was a 0.9371 troy ounce 250 Kwacha Coin and Proof issued in 1979 with low mintages (455 and 245 respectively). The issue is valued at a slight premium over bullion value. Zambia has issued a number of commemorative proofs over the years for the numismatic market.

Numismatic items of Zambia include:


ItemPrice RangeDescription
Coins$1 and upNgwees from the 1960s onward in UNC starts around $1. UNC Coin Sets starts around $10. Silver Proofs, Rare Patterns from the 1990s, etc start around $50. Colored Silver Sets, Rare Queen Mother Silver Proof Set of 2000, Year of the Rabbit Set of 1999, etc go well into the 100s.
Paper Money$1 and upCommon Kwachas in UNC starts around $1. High Value UNCs, Consecutive Serial Number UNCs with 10-pieces or more, etc start around $10. UNC Bundles, Rare Specimens, etc start around $30 and go into the 100s.

Collectible Memorabilia:

Pottery, baskets, fabrics, wooden carvings, wire craft and copper crafts are typical souvenirs of Zambia.


ResourcePrice RangeDescription
Jewelry$10 and upNatural Emerald Samples below 1ct, Wooden Earrings, etc start around $10. Oval Cut VF Emerald Gemstones in the 2ct range start in the $1000 range.
Art$15 and up19th century local scenes prints, Mbala Kapenda Oil Paintings, etc start around $15. Original works by Michael Coleman, Hand Hammered Copper Plaques etc go into the 100s.
Antiques$25 and upMbunda Ceremonial pipes, Statues etc start around $20. Mbunda Masks, Animal Relief Carvings etc go into the $100 range.
Miscellaneous Collectibles$5 and upFlags, Patches, etc start around $5. Witches Fingers, Ebony Head Sculptures, etc start around $20.

Last Updated: 12/2015.

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