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Coin: Two Shillings 1959
Description

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeTwo Shillings
Year1959 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
Mintage30,001,031 (30.0 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 30,001,031 (30.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerPaul Vincze
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)27 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)10
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

A peanut plant; above, the date 1959; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination TWO SHILLINGS. 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 plant.

Reverse inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA TWO SHILLINGS 1959
EdgeSecurity groove Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 30,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 15,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Two Shillings 1959: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 1,031 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Two Shillings 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 6
Two Shillings 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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