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.
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.
||FEDERATION OF NIGERIA SIXPENCE 1959
Remick lists circulation mintage of 38,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 35,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.