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Detailed information about coin type: One Penny from Nigeria:

Coin type: One Penny
Description

This coin is a continuation of the series of British West Africa one penny 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 (x Penny)
Year produced1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialBronze Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)28 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)7.5000
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 PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي

Obverse inscriptionQUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد 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.

One Penny: Photos

Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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List of 1 coins of type: One Penny from Nigeria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One Penny 1959 314,474,031 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي