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Detailed information about coin type: Halfpenny from Nigeria:

Coin type: Halfpenny
Description

This coin is a continuation of the series of British West Africa halfpenny coins. It was only issued in 1959 and was demonetised in 1973 with the introduction of Nigeria's decimal currency, the Naira.

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value1/2 (x Penny)
Year produced1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialBronze Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)21.6000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Obverse inscriptionQUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, the star divides the date 1959.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 469-470.

Halfpenny: Photos

Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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List of 1 coins of type: Halfpenny from Nigeria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1959 78,920,231 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي