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Detailed information about coin type: Two Shillings from Nigeria:

Coin type: Two Shillings
Description

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

It was issued only 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 value2 (x Shilling)
Year produced1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerPaul Vincze
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)27 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)10
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

A peanut plant; above, the date 1959; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination TWO SHILLINGS. The legend and the denomination are separated by two small "Stars of David".

The designer's initials, P.V. (for Paul Vincze) are under the plant.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA TWO SHILLINGS 1959
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.

List of 1 coins of type: Two Shillings from Nigeria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Two Shillings 1959 30,001,031 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND