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Detailed information about coin type: One-tenth Penny (Bronze, Elizabeth II) from British West Africa:

Coin type: One-tenth Penny (Bronze, Elizabeth II)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne-tenth Penny Sub-types
Face value1/10 (x Penny)
Years produced1954 - 1957 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialBronze Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20 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 TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي

Obverse inscriptionQUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
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-tenth Penny (Bronze, Elizabeth II): Photos

Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1954
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Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1954
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List of 3 coins of type: One-tenth Penny (Bronze, Elizabeth II) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One-tenth Penny 1954 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1956 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1957 7,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي