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Coin: Shilling 1949
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (Tin Brass, George VI)
Year1949 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage90,016,000 (90.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 70,000,000 (70.0 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 10,016,000 (10.0 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 10,000,000 (10.0 million)
MaterialTin Brass Designer
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, the legend GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: + (George VI, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith); below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
Reverse

At centre, dividing the date 1949, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA (above) and the denomination ONE SHILLING (below).

The mint mark (if any) is buried at the base of the palm tree.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING 1949
EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling 1949: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Royal Mint) unknown
Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) unknown
Shilling 1949: Photos
Shilling 1949: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
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Author:
Notes: Proof. Royal Mint (no mint mark).
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Shilling 1949: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Shilling 1949: Photo British West Africa 1949-KN shilling
British West Africa 1949-KN shilling
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
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Shilling 1949: Photo British West Africa 1949-KN shilling
British West Africa 1949-KN shilling
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
source
Shilling 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 28
Shilling 1949: 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 Proof (Royal Mint)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proofs
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Shilling 1949: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949 British West Africa 1949-KN shilling - CoinFactsWiki
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List of all (28) coins of type: British West Africa / Shilling
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