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Coin: One Penny 1936 Edward VIII
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeOne Penny (CuproNickel)
Year1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage33,104,000 (33.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 12,600,000 (12.6 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 12,512,000 (12.5 million)
Royal Mint No mint mark 7,992,000 (8.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing Edward VIII Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.3700
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 PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the legend EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: (Edward the Eighth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي

The mint mark (if any) is between the centre hole and the Arabic inscription.

Obverse inscription EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد 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 1936.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Royal Mint) unknown
Proof (Heaton Mint) unknown
Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) unknown
10 Cents mule (Heaton Mint) unknown (hover mouse for text)
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photos
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Proof. Royal Mint (no mint mark).
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Heaton Mint (H mint mark).
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 16
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 17 (10 Cents mule)
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof (Royal Mint), 10 Cents mule
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proofs
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936 Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936 H
Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936 KN British Museum - coin
British West Africa 1936 penny KM-16 - CoinFactsWiki British West Africa 1936-KN penny - CoinFactsWiki
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