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Coin - Mule of 1 Penny, British West Africa, & 10 Cents, East Africa, 1936 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12227

1 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa - East Africa Mule, 1936 H
Minted by The Mint, Birmingham
Struck in the name of King Edward VIII
Statement Of Significance:
One of the few coinages struck in the name of King Edward VIII before his abdication. This piece was incorrectly struck with the die of the East African 10 Cent as its obverse. Coins struck with dies that do not match are known as 'mules'.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.086 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, HRH Edward VIII (1894-1972), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British West Africa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1936 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARD VIII REX ET IND: IMP:; below hole in two lines TEN CENTS; the mint mark, H, below the denomination
Reverse Description: Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: West African Currency Board, British West Africa, 1936
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Great Britain, 1936
Person Named: King Edward VIII, Great Britain, 1936
References: KM#17
Vice 336 (p.207)
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009
  2. [Book], Mr David Vice - Peter Ireland (Format) Ltd., The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958, Birmingham, 1983

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