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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Nigeria, 1959 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14466

Summary:
Proof 1 Penny, Issued by Nigeria, 1959
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The designs correspond with those for British West Africa which these coins replaced
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.153 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Nigeria
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1959 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Around above central hole, ONE PENNY; above denomination, a crown; below hole the denomination in Arabic script; around QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse Description: Two sets of Nigerian crossed triangles around central hole; around, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, 1959
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with round hole
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria, 1959
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1959
References: KM#2
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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