Sixpence 1959, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Sixpence 1959, Coin from Nigeria
CoinSixpence 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mintage38,001,031 (38.0 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

Cocoa beans; the date 1959 is below; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination SIXPENCE. 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 SIXPENCE 1959
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 38,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 35,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Sixpence 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 1,031 (included in total)
DetailsKrause lists proof mintage of 6,031.
Sixpence 1959: References to Information Used
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Sixpence 1959: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeSixpence
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintage38,001,031 (38.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerThomas Humphrey Paget
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.8000
Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)2.5000
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Sixpence 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 4