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Detailed information about coin type: Sixpence (Debased Silver) from British West Africa:

Coin type: Sixpence (Debased Silver)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Year produced1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Material0.500 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
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

Within an oak wreath tied with ribbon, the denomination in two lines: 6 PENCE; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath, the date 1920.

Reverse inscription6 PENCE BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1920
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.

Sixpence (Debased Silver): Photos

British West Africa 1920-H 6 pence
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British West Africa 1920-H 6 pence
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List of 1 coins of type: Sixpence (Debased Silver) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1920 (Silver) 2,948,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: