Two Shillings, Coin Type from British West Africa - detailed information

Two Shillings, Coin Type from British West Africa (issued 1913 - 1952)
Coin TypeTwo Shillings

Obverse

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
Edge
Edge Inscription
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: Two Shillings (26)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Shillings 1913 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1913 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1913 - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,100,000
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 1,176,000
Total Mintage: 3,276,000
Two Shillings 1914 Material: 0.925 Silver
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 637,000
- Royal Mint: 330,000
Total Mintage: 967,000
Two Shillings 1915 Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 65,654
Two Shillings 1916 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1916 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1916 - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 9,824,480
Two Shillings 1917 Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 1,059,000
Two Shillings 1918 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1918 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1918 - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 7,294,000
Two Shillings 1919 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1919 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1919 - obverse photo Material: 0.925 Silver
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 10,866,000
- Royal Mint: 2,000,000
Total Mintage: 12,866,000
Two Shillings 1920 (Sterling Silver) Material: 0.925 Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 683,000
Two Shillings 1920 (Debased Silver) Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 1,925,960
Two Shillings 1920 (Brass) Material: Tin Brass
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 15,856,000
Two Shillings 1922 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1922 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1922 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 10,000,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 5,500,000
Total Mintage: 15,500,000
Two Shillings 1923 Material: Tin Brass
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 12,698,233
Two Shillings 1924 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1924 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1924 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,500,000
Two Shillings 1925 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1925 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1925 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,700,000
Two Shillings 1926 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1926 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1926 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,500,000
Two Shillings 1927 Material: Tin Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,100,000
Two Shillings 1928 Material: Tin Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,900,000
Two Shillings 1936 Material: Tin Brass
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 39,940,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 8,794,000
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 8,703,000
Total Mintage: 57,437,000
Two Shillings 1938 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1938 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1938 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 32,000,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 27,852,000
Total Mintage: 59,852,000
Two Shillings 1939 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1939 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1939 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 6,250,000
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 5,750,000
Total Mintage: 12,000,000
Two Shillings 1942 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 10,000,000
Two Shillings 1946 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1946 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1946 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 11,242,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 4,800,000
Total Mintage: 16,042,000
Two Shillings 1947 Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 4,758,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 4,200,000
Total Mintage: 8,958,000
Two Shillings 1949 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1949 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1949 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 7,576,000
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 7,500,000
Total Mintage: 15,076,000
Two Shillings 1951 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 6,566,000
Two Shillings 1952 Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 4,410,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 1,236,000
Total Mintage: 5,646,000
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Two Shillings: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-types Two Shillings (Sterling Silver)
Two Shillings (Tin Brass)
Two Shillings (Debased Silver)
Two Shillings (Nickel Brass)
From1913
To1952
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
Two Shillings: Photos
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Coin - 2 Shillings, British West Africa, 1919
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Author:
Notes: Silver (1913 - 1920).
Source
Proof Coin - 2 Shillings, British West Africa, 1925
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Author:
Notes: Tin brass (1920 - 1936).
Source
British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings
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Author:
Notes: Nickel brass (1938 - 1952).
Source
Coin - 2 Shillings, British West Africa, 1919
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Author:
Notes: King George V, in silver (1913 - 1920).
Source
Proof Coin - 2 Shillings, British West Africa, 1925
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Author:
Notes: King George V, in tin brass (1920 - 1936).
Source
British West Africa 1938-KN 2 shillings
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Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1938 - 1947).
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British West Africa 1949-KN 2 shillings
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Author:
Notes: King George V (1949 - 1952).
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