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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1936 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12210

Summary:
1/2 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1936 KN
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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.4 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.756 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, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British West Africa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1936 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARD VIII REX ET IND: IMP:; below hole in Arabic, the denomination; the mint mark, H, below the central hole
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), Birmingham, Great Britain, 1936
References: KM#8
Vice 234
Bibliography:
  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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