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Detailed information about coin type: Shilling from Nigeria:

Coin type: Shilling
Description

This coin is a continuation of the series of British West Africa shilling coins. Unlike the small denomination bronze coins though, it has a new design.

It was issued between 1959 and 1962 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 Shilling)
Years produced1959 - 1962 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen ELIZABETH II facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials CT (for Cecil Thomas) incuse on the bust truncation.

Obverse inscriptionQUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse

Palm tree foliage dividing the date; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination ONE SHILLING. The legend and the denomination are separated by two small "Stars of David".

The designer's initials, HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget) are under the date.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA ONE SHILLING [year]
EdgeSecurity groove Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

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

Shilling: Photos

Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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List of 3 coins of type: Shilling from Nigeria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1959 450,001,031 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Shilling 1961 162,944,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Shilling 1962 77,056,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND