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Coin: Two Shillings 1920 (Brass)
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeTwo Shillings (Tin Brass)
Year1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage15,856,000 (15.9 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 15,856,000 (15.9 million)
MaterialTin Brass Designer
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (crowned effigy by Sir Bertram Mackennal); the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, the legend GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the artist's initials BM are on the bust truncation.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse

At centre, dividing the date 1920, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA (above) and the denomination TWO SHILLINGS (below).

The mint mark KN is buried at the base of the palm tree.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA TWO SHILLINGS 1920
EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Two Shillings 1920 (Brass): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Two Shillings 1920 (Brass): Photos
Two Shillings 1920 (Brass): Photo Two Shillings
Two Shillings
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Two Shillings 1920 (Brass): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 13b
Two Shillings 1920 (Brass): 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 (26) coins of type: British West Africa / Two Shillings
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Two Shillings 1919 Two Shillings 1920 (Sterling Silver) Two Shillings 1920 (Debased Silver) Two Shillings 1920 (Brass) Two Shillings 1922 Two Shillings 1923
Two Shillings 1924 Two Shillings 1925 Two Shillings 1926 Two Shillings 1927 Two Shillings 1928 Two Shillings 1936
Two Shillings 1938 Two Shillings 1939 Two Shillings 1942 Two Shillings 1946 Two Shillings 1947 Two Shillings 1949
Two Shillings 1951 Two Shillings 1952