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Coin: Threepence 1959
Description

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence
Year1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
Mintage143,001,031 (143.0 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 143,001,031 (143.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialNickel Brass DesignerPaul Vincze
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Dodecagonal)
Size (mm)19 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.2500
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

Cotton flowers, the date 1959 is above; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination THREE PENCE. The legend and the denomination are separated by two small "Stars of David".

The designer's initials, P.V. (for Paul Vincze) are under the flower.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA THREE PENCE 1959
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 143,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 52,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

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