British West Africa: Coin Halfpenny 1913 - detailed information

British West Africa: Coin Halfpenny 1913
CoinHalfpenny 1913

Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 1,382,000 (1.4 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 216,000 (216000)
Obverse
British West Africa / Halfpenny 1913 - obverse 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 legend GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي.

The mint mark (if any) is between the centre hole and the Arabic inscription.

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse
British West Africa / Halfpenny 1913 - reverse photo

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 1913.

Reverse Inscription BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1913
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick does not list Royal Mint halfpennies for 1913, and lists 1,622,400 for the next year (1914), while Krause lists 1,382,000 Royal Mint halfpennies for 1913 and 240,000 for 1914 - which seems to be the correct numbers.

CoinFactsWiki says that the Royal Mint issue is a "rare date that is unknown in uncirculated grade according to specialists, while the Heaton Mint issue is common even though it has a much lower mintage".

Halfpenny 1913: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Heaton Mint mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Royal Mint mintage
All Coins of Country: British West Africa, Type: Halfpenny (31)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1911 3,360,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1912 3,120,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1913 1,598,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1914 4,185,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1915 3,576,720 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1916 4,045,680 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1917 213,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1918 489,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1919 8,811,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1920 40,128,940 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1922 5,817,360 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1927 528,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1929 336,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1931 96,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1932 960,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1933 2,121,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1934 1,694,400 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1935 3,270,960 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII 19,457,760 EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1936 George V 5,400,240 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1937 9,599,200 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1940 2,410,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1941 2,400,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1942 4,800,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1943 3,360,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1944 3,600,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1946 3,600,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1947 27,218,400 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1949 8,271,800 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1951 3,468,000 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Halfpenny 1952 43,735,560 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
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Halfpenny 1913: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny (George V and Edward VIII)
Issued1913
MonarchKing George V
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage1,598,000 (1.6 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.2000
Mass (g)
Halfpenny 1913: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1913
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Royal Mint (no mint mark).
Source
Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1913
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Source
Halfpenny
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Notes: Royal Mint (no mint mark).
Source
Halfpenny
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Notes: Heaton Mint (H mint mark).
Source
Halfpenny 1913: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 8