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Coin: One-tenth Penny 1956
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1/10 (x Penny) TypeOne-tenth Penny (Bronze, Elizabeth II)
Year1956 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage2,400,000 (2.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 2,400,000 (2.4 million)
MaterialBronze Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
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, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND 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 1956.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1956
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Not listed in Remick.

One-tenth Penny 1956: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
One-tenth Penny 1956: Photos
One-tenth Penny 1956: Photo 1/10 Penny
1/10 Penny
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One-tenth Penny 1956: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 32
One-tenth Penny 1956: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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