One Penny 1959, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

One Penny 1959, Coin from Nigeria (demonetised 1973)
CoinOne Penny 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mintage314,474,031 (314.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Nigeria / One Penny 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; below, the date 1959.

Obverse Inscription FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 1959
Reverse
Nigeria / One Penny 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 PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, the monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below the hole, the denomination in Arabic: وَاحِد پَنّي

Reverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND ONE PENNY وَاحِد پَنّي
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 314,473,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 93,368,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

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

Krause lists proof mintage of 6,031.

One Penny 1959: References to Information Used
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One Penny 1959: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeOne Penny
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Mintage314,474,031 (314.5 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)28
Mass (g)7.5000
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One Penny 1959: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959
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Nigeria Penny 1959
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Nigeria Penny 1959
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One Penny 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 2