British West Africa: Coin Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII - detailed information

British West Africa: Coin Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII
CoinHalfpenny 1936 Edward VIII

This is one of the few coins issued worldwide in the name of King Edward VIII, who abdicated before the end of the year.

Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 14,759,760 (14.8 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 2,400,000 (2.4 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 2,298,000 (2.3 million)
Obverse
British West Africa / Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII - 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 EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: (Edward the Eighth, 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 EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
Reverse
British West Africa / Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII - 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 1936.

Reverse Inscription BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII: Known varieties
Variety Proof (Royal Mint)
Mintage unknown
Variety Proof (Heaton Mint)
Mintage unknown
Variety Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.)
Mintage unknown
Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII: References to Information Used
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 George V 5,400,240 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 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 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1947
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 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1952
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Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny (George V and Edward VIII)
Issued1936
MonarchKing Edward VIII
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage19,457,760 (19.5 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.2000
Mass (g)
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Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Proof. Royal Mint (no mint mark).
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Heaton Mint (mint mark H).
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 15