Nigeria: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

Nigeria (1960 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Nigeria, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Nigerian Pound. Used in Nigeria: (1959 - 1972)
CurrencyNigerian Pound
PeriodNigerian Pound
Used1959 - 1972
Description

The pound was the currency of Nigeria between 1907 and 1973. Until 1958, Nigeria used the British West African pound, after which it issued its own currency. The pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence. The Nigerian pound (which was at parity with the British pound with easy convertibility) was replaced with the introduction in 1973 of the decimal naira at a rate of 1 pound = 2 naira. This made Nigeria the last country to abandon the £sd currency system.

Two Shillings (demonetised 1973)
1 coin (1959)
Coin NameMintage
Two Shillings 1959 30,001,031
Shilling (demonetised 1973)
3 coins (1959 - 1962)
Coin NameMintage
Shilling 1959 450,001,031
Shilling 1961 162,944,000
Shilling 1962 77,056,000
Sixpence (demonetised 1973)
1 coin (1959)
Coin NameMintage
Sixpence 1959 38,001,031
Threepence (demonetised 1973)
1 coin (1959)
Coin NameMintage
Threepence 1959 143,001,031
One Penny (demonetised 1973)
1 coin (1959)
Coin NameMintage
One Penny 1959 314,474,031
Halfpenny (demonetised 1973)
1 coin (1959)
Coin NameMintage
Halfpenny 1959 78,920,231