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Detailed information about coin type: Threepence (CuproNickel) from British West Africa:

Coin type: Threepence (CuproNickel)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofThreepence Sub-types
Face value3 (x Penny)
Years produced1938 - 1957 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.4500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.1000
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: 3 PENCE; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath, the date.

Reverse inscription3 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.

Threepence (CuproNickel): Photos

British West Africa 1938-KN 3 pence
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Notes: Common reverse (1938 - 1957).
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British West Africa 1938-KN 3 pence
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Notes: King George VI (1938 - 1947).
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British West Africa 1957-H 3 pence
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1957).
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List of 10 coins of type: Threepence (CuproNickel) from British West Africa
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Threepence 1938 16,056,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1939 33,000,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1940 11,496,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1941 5,032,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1943 14,608,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1944 2,536,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1945 3,998,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1946 7,488,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1947 21,248,000 King George VI Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Threepence 1957 800,080 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND