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Coin: One-tenth Penny 1946
Description

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1/10 (x Penny) TypeOne-tenth Penny (CuproNickel, George VI)
Year1946 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage9,959,200 (10.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 6,004,000 (6.0 million)
Royal Mint No mint mark 2,803,200 (2.8 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 1,152,000 (1.2 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing George VI Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.9000
Obverse

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, the legend GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: (George the Sixth, 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.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY عُشِر الپَنّي
Reverse

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
One-tenth Penny 1946: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Royal Mint) unknown
Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) unknown
One-tenth Penny 1946: Photos
One-tenth Penny 1946: Photo 1/10 Penny
1/10 Penny
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Notes: Royal Mint.
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One-tenth Penny 1946: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 20
One-tenth Penny 1946: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proofs
One-tenth Penny 1946: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin
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