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Detailed information about coin type: Halfpenny (George V and Edward VIII) from British West Africa:

Coin type: Halfpenny (George V and Edward VIII)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofHalfpenny Sub-types
Face value1/2 (x Penny)
Years produced1911 - 1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.2000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, NIGERIA - BRITISH WEST AFRICA (in 1911 only) or BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below, the star divides the date.

Reverse inscription(NIGERIA -) BRITISH WEST AFRICA [year]
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 87-95.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.

Halfpenny (George V and Edward VIII): Photos

Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1913
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King Edward VIII (1936).
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1913
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: British West Africa legend (1912 - 1936).
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List of 20 coins of type: Halfpenny (George V and Edward VIII) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1911 3,360,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1912 3,120,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1913 1,598,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1914 4,185,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1915 3,576,720 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1916 4,045,680 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1917 213,600 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1918 489,600 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1919 8,811,600 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1920 40,128,940 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1922 5,817,360 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1927 528,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1929 336,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1931 96,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1932 960,000 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1933 2,121,600 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1934 1,694,400 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1935 3,270,960 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1936 George V 5,400,240 King George V GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII 19,457,760 King Edward VIII EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي