British West Africa: Coin Type One Penny (CuproNickel) - detailed information

British West Africa: Coin Type One Penny (CuproNickel) (issued 1907 - 1951)
Coin TypeOne Penny (CuproNickel)

Obverse

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
Reverse

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, NIGERIA - BRITISH WEST AFRICA (1907 to 1911) or BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below, the star divides the date.

Reverse Inscription(NIGERIA -) BRITISH WEST AFRICA [year]
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 87-95.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.

All Coins of Type: One Penny (CuproNickel) (34)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Penny 1907 862,848 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1908 3,217,152 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1909 960,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1910 2,520,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1911 1,920,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1912 1,560,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1913 1,824,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1914 3,014,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1915 3,295,200 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1916 3,460,800 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1917 444,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1918 993,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1919 22,128,300 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1920 58,554,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1922 3,970,560 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1926 8,040,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1927 792,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1928 6,672,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1929 636,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1933 2,805,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1934 2,640,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1935 8,551,200 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1936 George V 7,368,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII 33,104,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
One Penny 1937 18,111,400 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1940 8,640,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1941 6,960,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1942 18,840,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1943 36,120,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1944 19,440,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1945 24,628,800 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1946 23,442,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1947 81,252,020 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1947
One Penny 1951 3,949,900 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
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One Penny (CuproNickel): Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne Penny
From1907
To1951
Face Value1 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.5000
Mass (g)9.3700
One Penny (CuproNickel): Photos
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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1908
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King Edward VII (1907 - 1910).
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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1913
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
Source
Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King Edward VIII (1936).
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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1937 - 1947).
Source
Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1908
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: NIGERIA - BRITISH WEST AFRICA (1907 - 1911).
Source
Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1913
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: BRITISH WEST AFRICA (1912 - 1951).
Source