British West Africa: Coin Type Sixpence (Tin Brass) - detailed information

British West Africa: Coin Type Sixpence (Tin Brass) (issued 1920 - 1936)
Coin TypeSixpence (Tin Brass)

Obverse

Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (crowned effigy by Sir Bertram Mackennal); the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, the legend GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the artist's initials BM are on the bust truncation.

Obverse InscriptionGEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse

Within an oak wreath tied with ribbon, the denomination in two lines: 6 PENCE; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath, the date.

The mint mark (if any) is between the wreath and the date.

Reverse Inscription6 PENCE 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.

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Sixpence (Tin Brass): Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofSixpence
From1920
To1936
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialTin Brass
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
Sixpence (Tin Brass): Photos
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, British West Africa, 1925
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, British West Africa, 1925
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