Shilling 1949, Coin from British West Africa - detailed information

Shilling 1949, Coin from British West Africa (demonetised 1965)
CoinShilling 1949

Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 70,000,000 (70.0 million)
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 10,016,000 (10.0 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 10,000,000 (10.0 million)
Obverse
British West Africa / Shilling 1949 - obverse photo

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, the legend GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: + (George VI, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith); below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse Inscription GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
Reverse
British West Africa / Shilling 1949 - reverse photo

At centre, dividing the date 1949, 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.

Reverse Inscription BRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING 1949
EdgeSecurity GrooveEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa and St. Helena 1684 - 1958.

Shilling 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) British West Africa / Shilling 1949 / Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) - obverse photo British West Africa / Shilling 1949 / Proof (King's Norton Metal Co.) - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Variety Proof (Royal Mint) British West Africa / Shilling 1949 / Proof (Royal Mint) - obverse photo British West Africa / Shilling 1949 / Proof (Royal Mint) - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Shilling 1949: References to Information Used
All (28) Coins of Country: British West Africa, Type: Shilling
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Shilling 1913 12,340,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1914 14,292,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1915 254,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1916 11,837,732 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1917 15,018,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1918 9,486,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1919 2,992,045 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1920 (Silver) 828,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1920 (Brass) 33,816,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1922 33,324,355 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1923 29,384,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1924 33,566,800 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1925 19,800,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1926 19,952,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1927 22,248,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1928 10,000,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1936 42,882,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1938 57,806,287 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1939 55,471,675 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1940 40,311,060 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1942 42,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1943 133,600,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1945 31,994,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1946 37,349,770 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1947 119,584,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Shilling 1949 90,016,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
Shilling 1951 62,178,142 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
Shilling 1952 184,402,545 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: +
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Shilling 1949: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Coin TypeShilling (Tin Brass, George VI)
Issued1949
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
Mintage90,016,000 (90.0 million)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
MaterialTin Brass
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23
Mass (g)5.6000
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Shilling 1949: Photos
ImageDetails
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
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Notes: Proof. Royal Mint (no mint mark).
Source
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1949
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Notes: Proof.
Source
British West Africa 1949-KN shilling
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Author:
Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark). Specimen (proof).
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British West Africa 1949-KN shilling
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Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. Specimen (proof).
Source
Shilling 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 28