Threepence 1959, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Threepence 1959, Coin from Nigeria (demonetised 1973)
CoinThreepence 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mintage143,001,031 (143.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Nigeria / Threepence 1959 - 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 / Threepence 1959 - reverse photo

Cotton flowers, the date 1959 is above; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination THREE PENCE. The legend and the denomination are separated by two small "Stars of David".

The designer's initials, P.V. (for Paul Vincze) are under the flower.

Reverse Inscription FEDERATION OF NIGERIA THREE PENCE 1959
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 143,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 52,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Threepence 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof Nigeria / Threepence 1959 / Proof - obverse photo Nigeria / Threepence 1959 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 1,031 (included in total)
Details

Krause lists proof mintage of 6,031.

Threepence 1959: References to Information Used
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Threepence 1959: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeThreepence
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Mintage143,001,031 (143.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialNickel Brass
DesignerPaul Vincze
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagonal
Size (mm)19
Mass (g)3.2500
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Threepence 1959: Photos
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Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Nigeria, 1959
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Proof.
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Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Nigeria, 1959
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Threepence 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 3