Two Shillings 1959, Coin from Nigeria - detailed information

Two Shillings 1959, Coin from Nigeria (demonetised 1973)
CoinTwo Shillings 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mintage30,001,031 (30.0 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

A peanut plant; above, the date 1959; around above, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA; around below, the denomination TWO SHILLINGS. 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 plant.

Reverse Inscription FEDERATION OF NIGERIA TWO SHILLINGS 1959
EdgeSecurity grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick lists circulation mintage of 30,000,000 plus 1,031 proofs.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 15,000,000 plus 6,031 proofs.

Two Shillings 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 1,031 (included in total)
Details

Krause lists proof mintage of 6,031.

Two Shillings 1959: References to Information Used
Two Shillings 1959: Details
CountryNigeria
CurrencyNigerian Pound
Coin TypeTwo Shillings
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Mintage30,001,031 (30.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1973)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerPaul Vincze
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)27
Mass (g)10
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Two Shillings 1959: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNigeria KM# 6