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Information about reign: King George VI

CountryBritish West Africa
From11 December 1936
To6 February 1952
Personal InformationKing George VI of the United Kingdom (1895 - 1952)
Description

British West Africa or the British West African Settlements constituted during two periods (17 October 1821 until its first dissolution on 13 January 1850 and again 19 February 1866 till its final demise on 24 November 1888) an administrative entity under a governor-in-chief (comparable in rank to a Governor-general), an office vested in the governor of Sierra Leone (at Freetown). During that time, no coinage for the colony was issued.

However, the West African Currency Board issued currency for British West Africa between 1907 and 1958.

List of 72 coins issued in reign: British West Africa / King George VI
NameMintageEffigy
Halfpenny 1937 9,599,200
One Penny 1937 18,111,400
Shilling 1938 57,806,287 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1938 59,852,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1938 13,596,000
Threepence 1938 16,056,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1938 12,114,473 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1939 55,471,675 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1939 12,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1939 9,840,000
Threepence 1939 33,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1940 40,311,060 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1940 13,920,000
Halfpenny 1940 2,410,000
One Penny 1940 8,640,000
Threepence 1940 11,496,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1940 17,829,069 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1941 16,560,000
Halfpenny 1941 2,400,000
One Penny 1941 6,960,000
Threepence 1941 5,032,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1942 42,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1942 10,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1942 12,360,000
Halfpenny 1942 4,800,000
One Penny 1942 18,840,000
Sixpence 1942 1,600,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1943 10,586,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1943 133,600,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1943 22,560,000
Halfpenny 1943 3,360,000
One Penny 1943 36,120,000
Threepence 1943 14,608,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1944 1,814,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1944 10,440,000
Halfpenny 1944 3,600,000
One Penny 1944 19,440,000
Threepence 1944 2,536,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1945 4,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1945 31,994,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1945 25,706,400
One Penny 1945 24,628,800
Threepence 1945 3,998,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1946 4,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1946 37,349,770 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1946 16,042,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1946 9,959,200
Halfpenny 1946 3,600,000
One Penny 1946 23,442,000
Threepence 1946 7,488,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Sixpence 1947 6,120,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1947 119,584,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1947 8,958,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1947 8,102,400
Halfpenny 1947 27,218,400
One Penny 1947 81,252,020
Threepence 1947 21,248,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1949 90,016,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1949 15,076,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1949 6,736,320
Halfpenny 1949 8,271,800
One-tenth Penny 1950 13,200,000
Shilling 1951 62,178,142 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1951 6,566,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Halfpenny 1951 3,468,000
One Penny 1951 3,949,900
Sixpence 1952 2,544,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Shilling 1952 184,402,545 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Two Shillings 1952 5,646,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
One-tenth Penny 1952 15,060,000
Halfpenny 1952 43,735,560
One Penny 1952 86,734,800