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Detailed information about coin type: Shilling (Nickel Brass) from British West Africa:

Coin type: Shilling (Nickel Brass)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1938 - 1947 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialNickel Brass Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6300
Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, the legend GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP: (George VI, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Reverse

At centre, dividing the date, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA (above) and the denomination ONE SHILLING (below).

The mint mark (if any) is buried at the base of the palm tree.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING [year]
EdgeSecurity Groove 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.

Shilling (Nickel Brass): Photos

Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1938
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1938
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List of 8 coins of type: Shilling (Nickel Brass) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1938 57,806,287 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1939 55,471,675 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1940 40,311,060 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1942 42,000,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1943 133,600,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1945 31,994,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1946 37,349,770 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1947 119,584,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP: