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Information about reign: Queen Elizabeth II

CountryNigeria
From1 October 1960
To1 October 1963
Personal InformationQueen Elizabeth II (1926 - )
Description

The Federation of Nigeria was a predecessor to modern-day Nigeria. It existed between 1 October 1960 and 1 October 1963.

When British rule ended in 1960, Nigeria Independence Act 1960 transformed the Federation of Nigeria into an independent sovereign Commonwealth realm. Nigeria shared the Sovereign (British monarch Elizabeth II) with the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Nigeria. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria came into existence on 1 October 1963. The monarchy was abolished and Nigeria became a republic within the Commonwealth. Following the abolition of the monarchy, former Governor-General Nnamdi Azikiwe became President of Nigeria.

List of 8 coins issued in reign: Nigeria / Queen Elizabeth II
NameMintageEffigy
Halfpenny 1959 78,920,231 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
One Penny 1959 314,474,031 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Threepence 1959 143,001,031 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Sixpence 1959 38,001,031 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Two Shillings 1959 30,001,031 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Shilling 1959 450,001,031 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Shilling 1961 162,944,000 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Shilling 1962 77,056,000 Portrait by Cecil Thomas
Queen Elizabeth II: Some useful external links
Wikipedia: Elizabeth II