Home / Coins by Country / Coins from British West Africa / Shilling 1924

Detailed information about Coin: Shilling 1924 from British West Africa

Coin: Shilling 1924

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (Tin Brass, George V)
Year1924 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage33,566,800 (33.6 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 17,000,000 (17.0 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 9,566,800 (9.6 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 7,000,000 (7.0 million)
MaterialTin Brass Designer
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.6000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.7000

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.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:

At centre, dividing the date 1924, 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 (if any) is buried at the base of the palm tree.

EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling 1924: Photos
Shilling 1924: Photo One Shilling
One Shilling
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Notes: Royal Mint (no mint mark).
Shilling 1924: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 12a
Shilling 1924: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Shilling 1924: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (28) coins of type: British West Africa / Shilling
Shilling 1913 Shilling 1914 Shilling 1915 Shilling 1916 Shilling 1917 Shilling 1918
Shilling 1919 Shilling 1920 (Silver) Shilling 1920 (Brass) Shilling 1922 Shilling 1923 Shilling 1924
Shilling 1925 Shilling 1926 Shilling 1927 Shilling 1928 Shilling 1936 Shilling 1938
Shilling 1939 Shilling 1940 Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943 Shilling 1945 Shilling 1946
Shilling 1947 Shilling 1949 Shilling 1951 Shilling 1952