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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Nigeria, 1959 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14472

Proof 1 Shilling, Issued by Federation of Nigeria, 1959
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.796 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, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Nigeria
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1959 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; artist's initials, CT, incuse on bust truncation
Reverse Description: Palm tree foliage dividing the date, 1959; around, FEDERATION OF NIGERIA ONE SHILLING
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria, 1959
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1959
Artist: Mr Cecil Thomas, Great Britain, 1953
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1959
References: KM#5
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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