British West Africa / King George VI

British West Africa - King George VI (11 December 1936 - 6 February 1952)

British West Africa or the British West African Settlements constituted during two periods (17 October 1821 until its first dissolution on 13 January 1850 and again 19 February 1866 till its final demise on 24 November 1888) an administrative entity under a governor-in-chief (comparable in rank to a Governor-general), an office vested in the governor of Sierra Leone (at Freetown). During that time, no coinage for the colony was issued.

However, the West African Currency Board issued currency for British West Africa between 1907 and 1958.

British West Africa - King George VI: showing 72 of 72 coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One Penny 1937 British West Africa / One Penny 1937 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Penny 1937 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 11,999,400
- Birmingham Mint: 6,112,000
Total Mintage: 18,111,400
Halfpenny 1937 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 5,577,120
- Birmingham Mint: 4,022,080
Total Mintage: 9,599,200
Threepence 1938 British West Africa / Threepence 1938 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1938 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 9,056,000
- Birmingham Mint: 7,000,000
Total Mintage: 16,056,000
One Shilling 1938 British West Africa / One Shilling 1938 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1938 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 57,806,287
One-tenth Penny 1938 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1938 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1938 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 12,000,000
- Birmingham Mint: 1,596,000
Total Mintage: 13,596,000
Sixpence 1938 British West Africa / Sixpence 1938 - reverse photo British West Africa / Sixpence 1938 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,114,473
Two Shillings 1938 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1938 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1938 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: unknown
- King's Norton Metal Co.: unknown
Total Mintage: 59,852,000
One Shilling 1939 British West Africa / One Shilling 1939 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1939 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 55,471,675
One-tenth Penny 1939 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,840,000
Two Shillings 1939 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1939 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1939 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: unknown
- King's Norton Metal Co.: unknown
Total Mintage: 12,000,000
Threepence 1939 British West Africa / Threepence 1939 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1939 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 17,500,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 15,500,000
Total Mintage: 33,000,000
Halfpenny 1940 British West Africa / Halfpenny 1940 - reverse photo British West Africa / Halfpenny 1940 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 2,410,000
Sixpence 1940 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 17,829,069
One Penny 1940 British West Africa / One Penny 1940 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Penny 1940 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 3,840,000
- Birmingham Mint: 2,400,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 2,400,000
Total Mintage: 8,640,000
One Shilling 1940 British West Africa / One Shilling 1940 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1940 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 40,311,060
One-tenth Penny 1940 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,920,000
Threepence 1940 British West Africa / Threepence 1940 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1940 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 10,000,000
- Birmingham Mint: 1,496,000
Total Mintage: 11,496,000
Halfpenny 1941 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Birmingham Mint
Mintage: 2,400,000
One-tenth Penny 1941 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1941 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1941 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,560,000
One Penny 1941 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,960,000
Threepence 1941 British West Africa / Threepence 1941 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1941 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Birmingham Mint
Mintage: 5,032,000
Sixpence 1942 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,600,000
One Penny 1942 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 18,840,000
One-tenth Penny 1942 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1942 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1942 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,360,000
Two Shillings 1942 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 10,000,000
Halfpenny 1942 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,800,000
One Shilling 1942 British West Africa / One Shilling 1942 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1942 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 42,000,000
One-tenth Penny 1943 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 22,560,000
One Shilling 1943 British West Africa / One Shilling 1943 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1943 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 133,600,000
Sixpence 1943 British West Africa / Sixpence 1943 - reverse photo British West Africa / Sixpence 1943 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,586,000
Threepence 1943 British West Africa / Threepence 1943 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1943 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 9,502,000
- Birmingham Mint: 5,106,000
Total Mintage: 14,608,000
One Penny 1943 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 28,920,000
- Birmingham Mint: 7,200,000
Total Mintage: 36,120,000
Halfpenny 1943 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,360,000
Threepence 1944 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 2,536,000
Sixpence 1944 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,814,000
One-tenth Penny 1944 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,440,000
Halfpenny 1944 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,600,000
One Penny 1944 British West Africa / One Penny 1944 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Penny 1944 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 19,440,000
Sixpence 1945 British West Africa / Sixpence 1945 - reverse photo British West Africa / Sixpence 1945 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,000,000
Threepence 1945 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 3,000,000
- Birmingham Mint: 998,000
Total Mintage: 3,998,000
One Penny 1945 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 9,556,800
- Birmingham Mint: 9,000,000
- Royal Mint: 6,072,000
Total Mintage: 24,628,800
One Shilling 1945 Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 12,864,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 11,120,000
- Royal Mint: 8,010,000
Total Mintage: 31,994,000
One-tenth Penny 1945 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,706,400
One Penny 1946 British West Africa / One Penny 1946 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Penny 1946 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 11,976,000
- Birmingham Mint: 10,446,000
- Pretoria Mint: 1,020,000
Total Mintage: 23,442,000
Halfpenny 1946 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,600,000
Threepence 1946 British West Africa / Threepence 1946 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1946 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 7,488,000
One-tenth Penny 1946 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1946 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1946 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 6,004,000
- Royal Mint: 2,803,200
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 1,152,000
Total Mintage: 9,959,200
One Shilling 1946 British West Africa / One Shilling 1946 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1946 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 37,349,770
Two Shillings 1946 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1946 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1946 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 11,242,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 4,800,000
Total Mintage: 16,042,000
Sixpence 1946 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,000,000
Sixpence 1947 British West Africa / Sixpence 1947 - reverse photo British West Africa / Sixpence 1947 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,120,000
One Shilling 1947 British West Africa / One Shilling 1947 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1947 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 99,200,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 10,384,000
- Birmingham Mint: 10,000,000
Total Mintage: 119,584,000
One Penny 1947 British West Africa / One Penny 1947 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Penny 1947 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- South African Mint: 58,980,000
- Birmingham Mint: 12,442,720
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 9,829,300
Total Mintage: 81,252,020
Halfpenny 1947 British West Africa / Halfpenny 1947 - reverse photo British West Africa / Halfpenny 1947 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 15,218,400
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 12,000,000
Total Mintage: 27,218,400
Threepence 1947 British West Africa / Threepence 1947 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1947 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 11,248,000
- Birmingham Mint: 10,000,000
Total Mintage: 21,248,000
One-tenth Penny 1947 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 4,202,400
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 3,900,000
Total Mintage: 8,102,400
Two Shillings 1947 Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 4,758,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 4,200,000
Total Mintage: 8,958,000
One-tenth Penny 1949 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 3,700,320
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 3,036,000
Total Mintage: 6,736,320
Two Shillings 1949 British West Africa / Two Shillings 1949 - reverse photo British West Africa / Two Shillings 1949 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 7,576,000
- Birmingham Mint: 7,500,000
Total Mintage: 15,076,000
One Shilling 1949 British West Africa / One Shilling 1949 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1949 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 70,000,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 10,016,000
- Birmingham Mint: 10,000,000
Total Mintage: 90,016,000
Halfpenny 1949 British West Africa / Halfpenny 1949 - reverse photo British West Africa / Halfpenny 1949 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 4,858,560
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 3,413,240
Total Mintage: 8,271,800
One-tenth Penny 1950 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1950 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1950 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: King's Norton Metal Co.
Mintage: 13,200,000
Halfpenny 1951 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,468,000
One Shilling 1951 British West Africa / One Shilling 1951 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1951 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 35,346,142
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 16,832,000
- Birmingham Mint: 10,000,000
Total Mintage: 62,178,142
One Penny 1951 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 2,692,300
- Royal Mint: 1,257,600
Total Mintage: 3,949,900
Two Shillings 1951 Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Birmingham Mint
Mintage: 6,566,000
Two Shillings 1952 Material: Nickel Brass
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 4,410,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 1,236,000
Total Mintage: 5,646,000
One Penny 1952 British West Africa / One Penny 1952 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Penny 1952 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 45,398,400
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 30,794,400
- Royal Mint: 10,542,000
Total Mintage: 86,734,800
One Shilling 1952 British West Africa / One Shilling 1952 - reverse photo British West Africa / One Shilling 1952 - obverse photo Material: Tin Brass
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 98,653,858
- Birmingham Mint: 44,096,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 41,652,687
Total Mintage: 184,402,545
Halfpenny 1952 British West Africa / Halfpenny 1952 - reverse photo British West Africa / Halfpenny 1952 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 27,603,360
- Royal Mint: 11,332,200
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 4,800,000
Total Mintage: 43,735,560
One-tenth Penny 1952 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1952 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1952 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 15,060,000
Sixpence 1952 British West Africa / Sixpence 1952 - reverse photo British West Africa / Sixpence 1952 - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,544,000
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King George VI: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
From11 December 1936
To6 February 1952
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NameBritish West Africa
From1866
To1888
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