Halfpenny 1959, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Halfpenny 1959, Coin from Nigeria (demonetised 1973)
CoinHalfpenny 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mintage78,920,231 (78.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Nigeria / Halfpenny 1959 - obverse photo

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal (six-pointed "Star of David"), consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, the star divides the date 1959.

Obverse Inscription FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
Reverse
Nigeria / Halfpenny 1959 - reverse photo

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown and around the hole, the denomination ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: نُصْف پَنّي

Reverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE HALFPENNY نُصْف پَنّي
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 78,919,200 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 52,800,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Halfpenny 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof Nigeria / Halfpenny 1959 / Proof - obverse photo Nigeria / Halfpenny 1959 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 1,031 (included in total)
Details

Krause lists proof mintage of 6,031.

Halfpenny 1959: References to Information Used
Halfpenny 1959: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Mintage78,920,231 (78.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)21.6000
Mass (g)
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Halfpenny 1959: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Notes: Proof.
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Notes: Proof.
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Nigeria 1/2 Penny 1959
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Nigeria 1/2 Penny 1959
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Halfpenny 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 1