British West Africa: Coin One Penny 1936 Edward VIII - detailed information

British West Africa: Coin One Penny 1936 Edward VIII
CoinOne Penny 1936 Edward VIII

Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 12,600,000 (12.6 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 12,512,000 (12.5 million)
Royal Mint No mint mark 7,992,000 (8.0 million)
Obverse
British West Africa / One Penny 1936 Edward VIII - obverse 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.

Obverse Inscription BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
Reverse
British West Africa / One Penny 1936 Edward VIII - 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 legend EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: (Edward the Eighth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي.

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

Reverse Inscription EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
One Penny 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
Variety 10 Cents mule (Heaton Mint)
Mintage unknown
DetailsMule with reverse of British West Africa one penny and obverse of East Africa 10 cents. The designs are similar, the monarch's legend is identical, the value below the central hole is, in two lines, 10 CENTS. Mint mark H is below the value. According to Remick, these coins only circulated in West Africa.
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: 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
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof (Royal Mint), 10 Cents mule
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proofs
All Coins of Country: British West Africa, Type: One Penny (38)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Penny 1907 862,848 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1908 3,217,152 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1909 960,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1910 2,520,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1911 1,920,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1912 1,560,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1913 1,824,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1914 3,014,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1915 3,295,200 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1916 3,460,800 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1917 444,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1918 993,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1919 22,128,300 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1920 58,554,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1922 3,970,560 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1926 8,040,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1927 792,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1928 6,672,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1929 636,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1933 2,805,600 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1934 2,640,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1935 8,551,200 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1936 George V 7,368,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1936 Edward VIII 33,104,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
One Penny 1937 18,111,400 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1940 8,640,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1941 6,960,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1942 18,840,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1943 36,120,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1944 19,440,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1945 24,628,800 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1946 23,442,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1947 81,252,020 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1951 3,949,900 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1952 86,734,800 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1956 27,002,800 QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1957 19,940,000 QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
One Penny 1958 12,200,000 QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Coin TypeOne Penny (CuproNickel)
Issued1936
MonarchKing Edward VIII
Face Value1 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage33,104,000 (33.1 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.5000
Mass (g)9.3700
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Proof. Royal Mint (no mint mark).
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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Heaton Mint (H mint mark).
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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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One Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 16
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 17 (10 Cents mule)