|Coin||One-tenth Penny 1908 (Aluminium)|
The British West Africa 1/10 Penny coins of 1907 and 1908 were the earliest aluminium coins in the world to go into circulation. The Royal Mint in London commenced mintage of these coins in 1906, and in 1907 also produced aluminium one cent coins for British East Africa. However, the aluminium coins suffered from corrosion and were soon replaced with copper-nickel coins of the same designs.
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 TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي.
||EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, NIGERIA BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below, the star divides the date 1908.
||NIGERIA BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1908