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Coin: Sixpence 1952
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (Nickel Brass)
Year1952 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage2,544,000 (2.5 million) RarityR2 (Very Rare)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 2,544,000 (2.5 million), Rarity: R2 (Very Rare)
MaterialNickel Brass Designer
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3400 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.4900
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

Within an oak wreath tied with ribbon, the denomination in two lines: 6 PENCE; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath, the date 1952.

Reverse inscription6 PENCE BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1952
EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

These coins were minted but never released into circulation. Most were melted. Krause estimates that approximately 167 examples survive.

Sixpence 1952: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Sixpence 1952: Photos
Sixpence 1952: Photo British West Africa 1952 6 pence
British West Africa 1952 6 pence
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Sixpence 1952: Photo British West Africa 1952 6 pence
British West Africa 1952 6 pence
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Sixpence 1952: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 31
Sixpence 1952: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (24) coins of type: British West Africa / Sixpence
Sixpence 1913 Sixpence 1914 Sixpence 1916 Sixpence 1917 Sixpence 1918 Sixpence 1919
Sixpence 1920 (Silver) Sixpence 1920 (Brass) Sixpence 1923 Sixpence 1924 Sixpence 1925 Sixpence 1928
Sixpence 1933 Sixpence 1935 Sixpence 1936 Sixpence 1938 Sixpence 1940 Sixpence 1942
Sixpence 1943 Sixpence 1944 Sixpence 1945 Sixpence 1946 Sixpence 1947 Sixpence 1952