Shilling 1962, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Shilling 1962, Coin from Nigeria
CoinShilling 1962

MintRoyal Mint Mintage77,056,000 (77.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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 1962; 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 1962
EdgeSecurity grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists mintage of 39,416,000.

Shilling 1962: References to Information Used
All (3) Coins of Country: Nigeria, Type: Shilling
Shilling 1962: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeShilling
Issued1962
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
Mintage77,056,000 (77.1 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 1962: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 5