|Coin||Shilling 1920 (Brass)|
Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (crowned effigy by Sir Bertram Mackennal); the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, the legend GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the artist's initials BM are on the bust truncation.
||GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
At centre, dividing the date 1920, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA (above) and the denomination ONE SHILLING (below).
The mint mark (KN or G) is buried at the base of the palm tree.
||BRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING 1920
|Edge||Security Groove||Edge Inscription||None|
This is the only year when J.R. Gaunt and Son struck coins for British West Africa, with mint mark G. However, the 1920G shilling was not released into circulation. Only about 15 specimens are known.
Remick also lists Royal Mint brass coins for 1920 (with mintage "unknown"), unlisted elsewhere.