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Coin: Two Shillings 1938
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeTwo Shillings (Nickel Brass)
Year1938 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage59,852,000 (59.9 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 32,000,000 (32.0 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 27,852,000 (27.9 million)
MaterialNickel Brass Designer
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5100 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.3700
Obverse

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, the legend GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP: (George VI, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Reverse

At centre, dividing the date 1938, 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 (H or KN) is buried at the base of the palm tree.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA TWO SHILLINGS 1936
EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Two Shillings 1938: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Milled edge (King's Norton Metal Co.) unknown (included in main number)
Two Shillings 1938: Photos
Two Shillings 1938: Photo British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings
British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings
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Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
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Two Shillings 1938: Photo British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings
British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings
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Two Shillings 1938: Photo Two Shillings
Two Shillings
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Notes: Heaton Mint (H mint mark).
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Two Shillings 1938: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 24
Two Shillings 1938: 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 Milled edge
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Two Shillings 1938: Some useful external links
British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings - CoinFactsWiki British Museum - coin
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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