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Coin: Halfpenny 1959
Description

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny
Year1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
Mintage78,920,231 (78.9 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 78,920,231 (78.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialBronze Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)21.6000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, the star divides the date 1959.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 78,919,200 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 52,800,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Halfpenny 1959: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 1,031 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Halfpenny 1959: Photos
Halfpenny 1959: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1959: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Halfpenny 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 1
Halfpenny 1959: 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 Varieties Proof
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Halfpenny 1959: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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