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.

British West Africa - Queen Elizabeth II: showing 7 of 7 coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One-tenth Penny 1954 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1954 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1954 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,800,000
One-tenth Penny 1956 Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,400,000
One Penny 1956 Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Birmingham Mint: 13,503,200
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 13,499,600
Total Mintage: 27,002,800
Threepence 1957 British West Africa / Threepence 1957 - reverse photo British West Africa / Threepence 1957 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Birmingham Mint
Mintage: 800,080
One Penny 1957 Material: Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 9,000,000
- King's Norton Metal Co.: 5,600,000
- Birmingham Mint: 5,340,000
Total Mintage: 19,940,000
One-tenth Penny 1957 British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1957 - reverse photo British West Africa / One-tenth Penny 1957 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,200,000
One Penny 1958 Material: Bronze
Mints:
- King's Norton Metal Co.: unknown
- Royal Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: 12,200,000
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Queen Elizabeth II: Details
CountryBritish West Africa
From6 February 1952
To5 October 1965
Personal Information Queen Elizabeth II
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NameBritish West Africa
From1866
To1888
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FlagFlag of British West Africa