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Coin: Sixpence 1959
Description

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence
Year1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
Mintage38,001,031 (38.0 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 38,001,031 (38.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.8000 Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)2.5000
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

Cocoa beans; the date 1959 is below; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination SIXPENCE. 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 SIXPENCE 1959
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 38,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 35,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Sixpence 1959: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 1,031 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Sixpence 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 4
Sixpence 1959: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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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