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Coin: Shilling 1961
Description

CountryNigeria CurrencyNigerian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling
Year1961 CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
Mintage162,944,000 (162.9 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 162,944,000 (162.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5
Obverse

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

Palm tree foliage dividing the date 1961; 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 inscriptionFEDERATION OF NIGERIA ONE SHILLING 1961
EdgeSecurity groove Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists mintage of 48,584,000.

Shilling 1961: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 5
Shilling 1961: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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List of all (3) coins of type: Nigeria / Shilling
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