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Coin: Halfpenny 1949
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel)
Year1949 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage8,271,800 (8.3 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 4,858,560 (4.9 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 3,413,240 (3.4 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing George VI Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.9000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.3000
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 HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the legend GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George the Sixth, King); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

The mint mark is between the centre hole and the Arabic inscription.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below, the star divides the date 1949.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1949
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Halfpenny 1949: Photos
Halfpenny 1949: Photo British West Africa 1949-KN 1/2 penny
British West Africa 1949-KN 1/2 penny
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Halfpenny 1949: Photo British West Africa 1949-KN 1/2 penny
British West Africa 1949-KN 1/2 penny
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Halfpenny 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 27
Halfpenny 1949: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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Halfpenny 1949: Some useful external links
British West Africa 1949-H 1/2 penny - CoinFactsWiki British West Africa 1949-KN 1/2 penny - CoinFactsWiki
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List of all (31) coins of type: British West Africa / Halfpenny
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