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Detailed information about coin type: One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, Edward VIII) from British West Africa:

Coin type: One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, Edward VIII)
Description

This one year type is one of the few coins issued worldwide in the name of King Edward VIII, who abdicated before the end of the year.

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne-tenth Penny Sub-types
Face value1/10 (x Penny)
Year produced1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.9000
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 TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARD VIII REX ET IND: IMP: (Edward the Eighth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic.

The mint mark (if any) is between the centre hole and the Arabic inscription.

Obverse inscriptionEDWARD VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY
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 1936.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
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-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, Edward VIII): Photos

Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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List of 1 coins of type: One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, Edward VIII) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII 10,284,000 King Edward VIII EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي