One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI), Coin Type from British West Africa - detailed information

One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI), Coin Type from British West Africa (issued 1938 - 1950)
Coin TypeOne-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI)

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 TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Sixth, King and Emperor of India, 1938 - 1947) or GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George the Sixth, King, 1949 - 1950); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي

Obverse InscriptionGEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX) ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
Reverse

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

Reverse InscriptionBRITISH 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.

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One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI): Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofOne-tenth Penny
From1938
To1950
Face Value1/10 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)1.9000
One-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI): Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1938
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Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1938 - 1947).
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Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1938
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Common reverse (1938 - 1950).
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