British West Africa / Queen Elizabeth II

British West Africa - Queen Elizabeth II (6 February 1952 - 5 October 1965)

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.

The last former colony to use this currency was Gambia, which demonetised the British West African Pound on October 5, 1965.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
From6 February 1952
To5 October 1965
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