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We know of 1 currency periods in British West Africa, being:

British West African Pound (1907 - 1965)
     

The British West African Pound was once the currency of British West Africa, a group of British colonies, protectorates and mandate territories. It was equal to the pound sterling and was similarly subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.

In the 19th century, the pound sterling became the currency of the British West African territories and standard issue United Kingdom coinage circulated. The West African territories in question were Nigeria, the Gold Coast (now Ghana), Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

In 1912, the authorities in London set up the West African Currency Board and issued a distinctive set of sterling coinage for use in British West Africa. The circumstance prompting this move was a tendency for existing UK coins used in the West African territories to leave the region and return to the UK, hence causing a local dearth of coinage. A unique British West African variety of the sterling coinage would not be accepted in the shops of Britain and so would remain in circulation locally.

The British West African pound was also adopted by Liberia in 1907, replacing the Liberian dollar, although it was not served by the West African Currency Board. Liberia changed to the U.S. dollar in 1943. Togo and Cameroon adopted the West African currency in 1914 and 1916 respectively, when British and French troops took over those colonies from Germany as part of World War I.

In 1907, aluminium  1⁄10 penny and cupro-nickel 1 penny coins were introduced. Both coins were holed. In 1908, cupro-nickel replaced aluminium in the  1⁄10 penny and, in 1911, holed, cupro-nickel ½ penny coins were introduced. In 1913, silver 3 and 6 pence, 1 and 2 shillings were introduced. In 1920, brass replaced silver in these denominations.

In 1938, larger, cupro-nickel 3 pence coins were introduced, with nickel-brass replacing brass in the higher denominations. In 1952, bronze replaced cupro-nickel in the  1⁄10, ½ and 1 penny coins. The last coins of British West Africa (pennies) were struck in 1958.

Beginning in 1958, the British West African pound was replaced by local currencies in the individual territories. The replacements were:

- Nigerian pound (1958) for Nigeria and Western Nigeria
- Ghanaian pound (1958) for Ghana
- CFA franc (1961) for British Cameroon
- Leone (1964) for Sierra Leone
- Gambian pound (1968) for Gambia

Two Shillings 1913 - 1952
  Two Shillings 1913
  Two Shillings 1914
  Two Shillings 1915
  Two Shillings 1916
  Two Shillings 1917
  Two Shillings 1918
  Two Shillings 1919
  Two Shillings 1920 (Sterling Silver)
  Two Shillings 1920 (Debased Silver)
  Two Shillings 1920 (Brass)
  Two Shillings 1922
  Two Shillings 1923
  Two Shillings 1924
  Two Shillings 1925
  Two Shillings 1926
  Two Shillings 1927
  Two Shillings 1928
  Two Shillings 1936
  Two Shillings 1938
  Two Shillings 1939
  Two Shillings 1942
  Two Shillings 1946
  Two Shillings 1947
  Two Shillings 1949
  Two Shillings 1951
  Two Shillings 1952

Shilling 1913 - 1952
  Shilling 1913
  Shilling 1914
  Shilling 1915
  Shilling 1916
  Shilling 1917
  Shilling 1918
  Shilling 1919
  Shilling 1920 (Silver)
  Shilling 1920 (Brass)
  Shilling 1922
  Shilling 1923
  Shilling 1924
  Shilling 1925
  Shilling 1926
  Shilling 1927
  Shilling 1928
  Shilling 1936
  Shilling 1938
  Shilling 1939
  Shilling 1940
  Shilling 1942
  Shilling 1943
  Shilling 1945
  Shilling 1946
  Shilling 1947
  Shilling 1949
  Shilling 1951
  Shilling 1952

Sixpence 1913 - 1952
  Sixpence 1913
  Sixpence 1914
  Sixpence 1916
  Sixpence 1917
  Sixpence 1918
  Sixpence 1919
  Sixpence 1920 (Silver)
  Sixpence 1920 (Brass)
  Sixpence 1923
  Sixpence 1924
  Sixpence 1925
  Sixpence 1928
  Sixpence 1933
  Sixpence 1935
  Sixpence 1936
  Sixpence 1938
  Sixpence 1940
  Sixpence 1942
  Sixpence 1943
  Sixpence 1944
  Sixpence 1945
  Sixpence 1946
  Sixpence 1947
  Sixpence 1952

Threepence 1913 - 1957
  Threepence 1913
  Threepence 1914
  Threepence 1915
  Threepence 1916
  Threepence 1917
  Threepence 1918
  Threepence 1919
  Threepence 1920 (Silver)
  Threepence 1920 (Brass)
  Threepence 1925
  Threepence 1926
  Threepence 1927
  Threepence 1928
  Threepence 1933
  Threepence 1934
  Threepence 1935
  Threepence 1936
  Threepence 1938
  Threepence 1939
  Threepence 1940
  Threepence 1941
  Threepence 1943
  Threepence 1944
  Threepence 1945
  Threepence 1946
  Threepence 1947
  Threepence 1957

One Penny 1907 - 1958
  One Penny 1907
  One Penny 1908
  One Penny 1909
  One Penny 1910
  One Penny 1911
  One Penny 1912
  One Penny 1913
  One Penny 1914
  One Penny 1915
  One Penny 1916
  One Penny 1917
  One Penny 1918
  One Penny 1919
  One Penny 1920
  One Penny 1922
  One Penny 1926
  One Penny 1927
  One Penny 1928
  One Penny 1929
  One Penny 1933
  One Penny 1934
  One Penny 1935
  One Penny 1936 George V
  One Penny 1936 Edward VIII
  One Penny 1937
  One Penny 1940
  One Penny 1941
  One Penny 1942
  One Penny 1943
  One Penny 1944
  One Penny 1945
  One Penny 1946
  One Penny 1947
  One Penny 1951
  One Penny 1952
  One Penny 1956
  One Penny 1957
  One Penny 1958

Halfpenny 1911 - 1952
  Halfpenny 1911
  Halfpenny 1912
  Halfpenny 1913
  Halfpenny 1914
  Halfpenny 1915
  Halfpenny 1916
  Halfpenny 1917
  Halfpenny 1918
  Halfpenny 1919
  Halfpenny 1920
  Halfpenny 1922
  Halfpenny 1927
  Halfpenny 1929
  Halfpenny 1931
  Halfpenny 1932
  Halfpenny 1933
  Halfpenny 1934
  Halfpenny 1935
  Halfpenny 1936 George V
  Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII
  Halfpenny 1937
  Halfpenny 1940
  Halfpenny 1941
  Halfpenny 1942
  Halfpenny 1943
  Halfpenny 1944
  Halfpenny 1946
  Halfpenny 1947
  Halfpenny 1949
  Halfpenny 1951
  Halfpenny 1952

One-tenth Penny 1907 - 1957
  One-tenth Penny 1907
  One-tenth Penny 1908 (Aluminium)
  One-tenth Penny 1908 (CuproNickel)
  One-tenth Penny 1909
  One-tenth Penny 1910
  One-tenth Penny 1911
  One-tenth Penny 1912
  One-tenth Penny 1913
  One-tenth Penny 1914
  One-tenth Penny 1915
  One-tenth Penny 1916
  One-tenth Penny 1917
  One-tenth Penny 1919
  One-tenth Penny 1920
  One-tenth Penny 1922
  One-tenth Penny 1923
  One-tenth Penny 1925
  One-tenth Penny 1926
  One-tenth Penny 1927
  One-tenth Penny 1928
  One-tenth Penny 1930
  One-tenth Penny 1931
  One-tenth Penny 1932
  One-tenth Penny 1933
  One-tenth Penny 1934
  One-tenth Penny 1935
  One-tenth Penny 1936 George V
  One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII
  One-tenth Penny 1938
  One-tenth Penny 1939
  One-tenth Penny 1940
  One-tenth Penny 1941
  One-tenth Penny 1942
  One-tenth Penny 1943
  One-tenth Penny 1944
  One-tenth Penny 1945
  One-tenth Penny 1946
  One-tenth Penny 1947
  One-tenth Penny 1949
  One-tenth Penny 1950
  One-tenth Penny 1952
  One-tenth Penny 1954
  One-tenth Penny 1956
  One-tenth Penny 1957