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Coin: One Penny 1916

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypeOne Penny (CuproNickel)
Year1916 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage3,460,800 (3.5 million)
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 3,460,800 (3.5 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing George V Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.3700

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 legend GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي.

The mint mark H is between the centre hole and the Arabic inscription.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد 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 1916.

Reverse inscriptionBRITISH WEST AFRICA 1916
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Penny 1916: Photos
One Penny 1916: Photo One Penny
One Penny
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One Penny 1916: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 9
One Penny 1916: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
One Penny 1916: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
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