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Coin: Threepence 1957
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Year1957 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage800,080 (800080)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 800,080 (800080)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.4500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.1000
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right; around, the legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials CT (for Cecil Thomas) are incuse on the bust truncation.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse

Within an oak wreath tied with ribbon, the denomination in two lines: 3 PENCE; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath, the date 1957.

The mint mark H is between the wreath and the date.

Reverse inscription3 PENCE BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1957
EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence 1957: Photos
Threepence 1957: Photo British West Africa 1957-H 3 pence
British West Africa 1957-H 3 pence
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Threepence 1957: Photo British West Africa 1957-H 3 pence
British West Africa 1957-H 3 pence
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Threepence 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 35
Threepence 1957: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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List of all (27) coins of type: British West Africa / Threepence
Threepence 1913 Threepence 1914 Threepence 1915 Threepence 1916 Threepence 1917 Threepence 1918
Threepence 1919 Threepence 1920 (Silver) Threepence 1920 (Brass) Threepence 1925 Threepence 1926 Threepence 1927
Threepence 1928 Threepence 1933 Threepence 1934 Threepence 1935 Threepence 1936 Threepence 1938
Threepence 1939 Threepence 1940 Threepence 1941 Threepence 1943 Threepence 1944 Threepence 1945
Threepence 1946 Threepence 1947 Threepence 1957