Zanzibar was for many years a rich and important trading post off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is the world's leading producer of Cloves. After centuries of foreign domination, it achieved independence in 1860, only to fall under British control 30 years later. This copper 1 Pysa was struck for only one year, 1882, during that brief period of independence. Now Zanzibar is part of Tanzania.