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

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

The high price of nickel caused a change for this denomination from copper-nickel to a bronze alloy in 1952.

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne-tenth Penny Sub-types
Face value1/10 (x Penny)
Year produced1952 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, GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George the Sixth, King); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS 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 1952
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, George VI): Photos

Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1952
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Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1952
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List of 1 coins of type: One-tenth Penny (Bronze, George VI) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One-tenth Penny 1952 15,060,000 King George VI GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي