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

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1949 - 1952 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialTin Brass Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6000
Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, the legend GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: + (George VI, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith); below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
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 VI): Photos

Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
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List of 3 coins of type: Shilling (Tin Brass, George VI) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1949 90,016,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
Shilling 1951 62,178,142 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
Shilling 1952 184,402,545 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +