Home / Coins by Country / Coins from British West Africa / Halfpenny 1946

Detailed information about Coin: Halfpenny 1946 from British West Africa

Coin: Halfpenny 1946

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny (George VI, CuproNickel)
Year1946 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage3,600,000 (3.6 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 3,600,000 (3.6 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing George VI Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)25.9000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.3000

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 VI REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Sixth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي

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 1946.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1946
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Halfpenny 1946: Known varieties
Proof unknown
Halfpenny 1946: Photos
Halfpenny 1946: Photo Halfpenny
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Halfpenny 1946: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 18
Halfpenny 1946: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Halfpenny 1946: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin
American Bullion Inc. - Start a Gold IRA
American Bullion Inc. - Start a Gold IRA
List of all (31) coins of type: British West Africa / Halfpenny
Halfpenny 1911 Halfpenny 1912 Halfpenny 1913 Halfpenny 1914 Halfpenny 1915 Halfpenny 1916
Halfpenny 1917 Halfpenny 1918 Halfpenny 1919 Halfpenny 1920 Halfpenny 1922 Halfpenny 1927
Halfpenny 1929 Halfpenny 1931 Halfpenny 1932 Halfpenny 1933 Halfpenny 1934 Halfpenny 1935
Halfpenny 1936 Edward VIII Halfpenny 1936 George V Halfpenny 1937 Halfpenny 1940 Halfpenny 1941 Halfpenny 1942
Halfpenny 1943 Halfpenny 1944 Halfpenny 1946 Halfpenny 1947 Halfpenny 1949 Halfpenny 1951
Halfpenny 1952