Nigeria: Coin Type Halfpenny - detailed information

Nigeria: Coin Type Halfpenny (issued 1959 - 1959)
Coin TypeHalfpenny

This coin is a continuation of the series of British West Africa halfpenny coins. It was only issued in 1959 and was demonetised in 1973 with the introduction of Nigeria's decimal currency, the Naira.

Obverse
Nigeria / Halfpenny - obverse photo

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, the star divides the date 1959.

Obverse InscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
Reverse
Nigeria / Halfpenny - reverse photo

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 HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Reverse InscriptionQUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 469-470.

All Coins of Type: Halfpenny (1)
Coin NameMintageLegend
Halfpenny 1959 78,920,231 FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
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Halfpenny: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
From1959
To1959
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)21.6000
Mass (g)
Halfpenny: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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