British West Africa: Coin Two Shillings 1949 - detailed information

British West Africa: Coin Two Shillings 1949
CoinTwo Shillings 1949

Mints
NameMint markMintage
King's Norton Metal Co. Letters KN 7,576,000 (7.6 million)
Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) Letter H 7,500,000 (7.5 million)
Obverse
British West Africa / Two Shillings 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 / Two Shillings 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 TWO SHILLINGS (below).

The mint mark (H or KN) is buried at the base of the palm tree.

Reverse Inscription BRITISH WEST AFRICA TWO SHILLINGS 1949
EdgeSecurity Groove
Edge InscriptionNone
Two Shillings 1949: References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: British West Africa, Type: Two Shillings (26)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Shillings 1913 3,276,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1914 967,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1915 65,654 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1916 9,824,480 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1917 1,059,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1918 7,294,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1919 12,866,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1920 (Debased Silver) 1,925,960 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1920 (Sterling Silver) 683,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1920 (Brass) 15,856,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1922 15,500,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1923 12,698,233 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1924 1,500,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1925 3,700,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1926 11,500,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1927 11,100,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1928 7,900,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1936 57,437,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Shillings 1938 59,852,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Two Shillings 1939 12,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Two Shillings 1942 10,000,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Two Shillings 1946 16,042,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Two Shillings 1947 8,958,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI D · G · BRITT · OMN · REX F · D · IND · IMP:
Two Shillings 1949 15,076,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID DEF +
Two Shillings 1951 6,566,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID DEF +
Two Shillings 1952 5,646,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID DEF +
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Two Shillings 1949: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Coin TypeTwo Shillings (Nickel Brass)
Issued1949
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Mintage15,076,000 (15.1 million)
MaterialNickel Brass
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5100
Mass (g)11.3700
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Two Shillings 1949: Photos
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Coin, British West Africa, George VI, 2 Shillings, 1949
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Notes: Heaton Mint (H mint mark).
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British West Africa 1949-KN 2 shillings
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Notes: King's Norton Metal Co. (KN mint mark).
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British West Africa 1949-KN 2 shillings
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Two Shillings 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBritish West Africa KM# 29