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Coin: Shilling 1959
Description

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling
Year1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
Mintage450,001,031 (450.0 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 450,001,031 (450.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse

Palm tree foliage dividing the date 1959; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination ONE SHILLING. The legend and the denomination are separated by two small "Stars of David".

The designer's initials, HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget) are under the date.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA ONE SHILLING 1959
EdgeSecurity groove Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 450,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 18,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Shilling 1959: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 1,031 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Shilling 1959: Photos
Shilling 1959: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Shilling 1959: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Proof.
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Shilling 1959: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Shilling 1959: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Shilling 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 5
Shilling 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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Shilling 1959: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959 Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
Nigeria 1959 shilling - CoinFactsWiki
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List of all (3) coins of type: Nigeria / Shilling
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