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

Coin type: Sixpence (Nickel Brass)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1938 - 1952 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialNickel Brass Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3400 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.4900
Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend.

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

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

Reverse inscription6 PENCE BRITISH WEST AFRICA [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.

Sixpence (Nickel Brass): Photos

Proof Coin - 6 Pence, British West Africa, 1938
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Author:
Notes: Common reverse (1938 - 1952).
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, British West Africa, 1938
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Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1938 - 1947).
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British West Africa 1952 6 pence
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Notes: King George VI (1952).
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List of 9 coins of type: Sixpence (Nickel Brass) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1938 12,114,473 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1940 17,829,069 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1942 1,600,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1943 10,586,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1944 1,814,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1945 4,000,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1946 4,000,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1947 6,120,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Sixpence 1952 2,544,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +