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

British West Africa: Coin One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII
CoinOne-tenth Penny 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 5,880,000 (5.9 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 3,000,000 (3.0 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 1,404,000 (1.4 million)
Obverse
British West Africa / One-tenth 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 1937.

Obverse Inscription BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
Reverse
British West Africa / One-tenth 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 TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: (Edward the Eighth, King and Emperor of India); below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: عُشِر الپَنّي.

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

Reverse Inscription EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
One-tenth 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
One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: British West Africa, Type: One-tenth Penny (44)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One-tenth Penny 1907 1,254,401 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1908 (Aluminium) 8,362,668 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1908 (CuproNickel) 9,600,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1909 4,800,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1910 7,200,000 EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1911 7,200,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1912 10,800,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1913 5,712,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1914 21,288,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1915 10,032,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1916 480,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1917 9,384,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1919 1,392,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1920 14,556,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1922 7,264,778 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1923 12,000,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1925 26,400,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1926 12,000,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1927 3,984,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1928 17,875,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1930 9,600,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1931 9,840,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1932 3,600,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1933 7,200,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1934 4,800,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1935 13,200,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1936 George V 9,720,000 GEORGIVS V REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII 10,284,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
One-tenth Penny 1938 13,596,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1938
One-tenth Penny 1939 9,840,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1940 13,920,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1941 16,560,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1942 12,360,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1943 22,560,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1944 10,440,000 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1945 25,706,400 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1946 9,959,200 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1947 8,102,400 GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1949 6,736,320 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1950 13,200,000 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1952 15,060,000 GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
One-tenth Penny 1954 4,800,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1954
One-tenth Penny 1956 2,400,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1956
One-tenth Penny 1957 7,200,000 BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1957
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Coin TypeOne-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, Edward VIII)
Issued1936
MonarchKing Edward VIII
Face Value1/10 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage10,284,000 (10.3 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)1.9000
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Photos
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1/10 Penny
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Notes: Royal Mint (no mint mark).
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Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: Heaton Mint.
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Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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Notes: King's Norton Metal Co.
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Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1936
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One-tenth Penny 1936 Edward VIII: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 14