Shilling 1961, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Shilling 1961, Coin from Nigeria (demonetised 1973)
CoinShilling 1961

MintRoyal Mint Mintage162,944,000 (162.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Nigeria / Shilling 1961 - 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 1961 - reverse photo

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 Inscription FEDERATION OF NIGERIA ONE SHILLING 1961
EdgeSecurity grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists mintage of 48,584,000.

Shilling 1961: References to Information Used
All (3) Coins of Country: Nigeria, Type: Shilling
Shilling 1961: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeShilling
Issued1961
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
Mintage162,944,000 (162.9 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 1961: Photos
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Shilling 1961: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 5