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Coin: One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII
Description

This is one of the few coins issued worldwide in the name of King Edward VIII, who abdicated before the end of the year.

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1/10 (x Penny) TypeOne-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, Edward VIII)
Year1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage10,284,000 (10.3 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 5,880,000 (5.9 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 3,000,000 (3.0 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 1,404,000 (1.4 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing Edward VIII Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.9000
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 TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: (Edward the Eighth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي.

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

Obverse inscription EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
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 1937.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Royal Mint) unknown
Proof (Heaton Mint) unknown
Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) unknown
One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photos
One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo 1/10 Penny
1/10 Penny
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Notes: Royal Mint (no mint mark).
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Heaton Mint.
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King's Norton Metal Co.
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photo Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 14
One-tenth 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)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proofs
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936 British West Africa 1936 1/10 penny - CoinFactsWiki
British Museum - coin
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