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Coin: Threepence 1914

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence (Sterling Silver)
Year1914 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage1,560,000 (1.6 million)
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 1,560,000 (1.6 million)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.1400

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); artist's initials BM on bust truncation.

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

Within an oak wreath tied with ribbon, the denomination in two lines: 3 PENCE; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA; below the wreath, the date 1914.

The mint mark H is between the wreath and the date.

Reverse inscription3 PENCE BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1914
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence 1914: Photos
Threepence 1914: Photo 3 Pence
3 Pence
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Threepence 1914: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 10
Threepence 1914: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Threepence 1914: Some useful external links
British Museum - coin
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (27) coins of type: British West Africa / Threepence
Threepence 1913 Threepence 1914 Threepence 1915 Threepence 1916 Threepence 1917 Threepence 1918
Threepence 1919 Threepence 1920 (Silver) Threepence 1920 (Brass) Threepence 1925 Threepence 1926 Threepence 1927
Threepence 1928 Threepence 1933 Threepence 1934 Threepence 1935 Threepence 1936 Threepence 1938
Threepence 1939 Threepence 1940 Threepence 1941 Threepence 1943 Threepence 1944 Threepence 1945
Threepence 1946 Threepence 1947 Threepence 1957