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Proof Coin - 1/10 Penny, British West Africa, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12199

Proof 1/10 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1954
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First coinage of British West Africa for Queen Elizabeth II. No other denominations were struck in her name and the two later 1/10 th penny issues, 1956 and 1957, saw only very limited circulation.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20.2 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.914 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, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British West Africa
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1954 AD
Denomination: 1/10 Penny
Obverse Description: An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; 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 1954
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: West African Currency Board, British West Africa, 1954
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1954
Person Named: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1954
References: KM#32
Vice 302A
  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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