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Detailed information about coin type: One Penny (Bronze) from British West Africa:

Coin type: One Penny (Bronze)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne Penny Sub-types
Face value1 (x Penny)
Years produced1952 - 1958 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialBronze Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.5000 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 PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
Reverse

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

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH 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.

One Penny (Bronze): Photos

Proof Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1952
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1952).
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1952
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Common reverse (1952 - 1958).
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List of 4 coins of type: One Penny (Bronze) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One Penny 1952 86,734,800 King George VI GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1956 27,002,800 Queen Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1957 19,940,000 Queen Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1958 12,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي