Shilling 1959, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Shilling 1959, Coin from Nigeria
CoinShilling 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mintage450,001,031 (450.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Nigeria / Shilling 1959 - obverse photo

Crowned bust of Queen ELIZABETH II facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials CT (for Cecil Thomas) incuse on the bust truncation.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse
Nigeria / Shilling 1959 - reverse photo

Palm tree foliage dividing the date 1959; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination ONE SHILLING. The legend and the denomination are separated by two small "Stars of David".

The designer's initials, HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget) are under the date.

Reverse Inscription FEDERATION OF NIGERIA ONE SHILLING 1959
EdgeSecurity grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 450,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 18,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Shilling 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof Nigeria / Shilling 1959 / Proof - obverse photo Nigeria / Shilling 1959 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 1,031 (included in total)
DetailsKrause lists proof mintage of 6,031.
Shilling 1959: References to Information Used
All (3) Coins of Country: Nigeria, Type: Shilling
Shilling 1959: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeShilling
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
Mintage450,001,031 (450.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23
Mass (g)5
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Shilling 1959: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Notes: Proof.
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959
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Shilling 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 5