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Detailed information about coin type: Sixpence from Nigeria:

Coin type: Sixpence
Description

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

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 value6 (x Penny)
Year produced1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.8000 Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)2.5000
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

Cocoa beans; the date 1959 is below; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination SIXPENCE. 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 SIXPENCE 1959
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

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

List of 1 coins of type: Sixpence from Nigeria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1959 38,001,031 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND