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

Coin type: One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne-tenth Penny Sub-types
Face value1/10 (x Penny)
Years produced1938 - 1950 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, GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Sixth, King and Emperor of India, 1938 - 1947) or GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George the Sixth, King, 1949 - 1950); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX) 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 (CuproNickel, George VI): Photos

Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1938
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1938 - 1947).
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Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1938
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Common reverse (1938 - 1950).
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List of 12 coins of type: One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One-tenth Penny 1938 13,596,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1939 9,840,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1940 13,920,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1941 16,560,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1942 12,360,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1943 22,560,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1944 10,440,000 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1945 25,706,400 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1946 9,959,200 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1947 8,102,400 King George VI GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1949 6,736,320 King George VI GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1950 13,200,000 King George VI GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي