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Coin - 1/2 Penny, British West Africa, 1913 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12202

Summary:
1/2 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1913
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
British West Africa was a grouping of four seperate British colonies - Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana (originally Gold Coast) and Gambia.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.566 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British West Africa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1913 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, GEORGE V KING ET IND: IMP:; below hole in Arabic, the denomination
Reverse Description: Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1913
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: West African Currency Board, British West Africa, 1913
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1913
References: KM#8
Vice 211
http://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/RP%20171%20texts%203%20rev%20table.pdf
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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