Nigeria: Coin Type One Penny - detailed information

Nigeria: Coin Type One Penny (issued 1959 - 1959)
Coin TypeOne Penny

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

Obverse
Nigeria / One Penny - 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 / One Penny - 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 PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي

Reverse InscriptionQUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد 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: One Penny (1)
Coin NameMintageLegend
One Penny 1959 314,474,031 FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
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One Penny: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
From1959
To1959
Face Value1 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)28
Mass (g)7.5000
One Penny: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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