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Coin: Threepence 1941

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Year1941 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage5,032,000 (5.0 million)
NameMint markMintage
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 5,032,000 (5.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.4500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.1000

Crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, the legend GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP: (George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials, PM (for Percy Metcalfe).

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI 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 1938.

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

Reverse inscription3 PENCE BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1941
EdgeSecurity Groove Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence 1941: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 21
Threepence 1941: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
American Bullion Inc. - Invest in Silver
American Bullion Inc. - Invest in Silver
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 (Brass) Threepence 1920 (Silver) 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