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Coin type: Shilling (Tin Brass, George V)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1920 - 1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialTin Brass Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.7000
Obverse

Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (crowned effigy by Sir Bertram Mackennal); the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, the legend GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); artist's initials BM on bust truncation.

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS V 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 (Tin Brass, George V): Photos

Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1925
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1925
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List of 9 coins of type: Shilling (Tin Brass, George V) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1920 (Brass) 33,816,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1922 33,324,355 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1923 29,384,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1924 33,566,800 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1925 19,800,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1926 19,952,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1927 22,248,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1928 10,000,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1936 42,882,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: