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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, British West Africa, 1938 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12251

Proof 1 Shilling, Issued by, British West Africa, 1938
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First issue of this denomination for British West Africa in the name of King George VI. The alloy changed by replacement of tin by nickel at 1%.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.6 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.664 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, HRH George VI (1895-1952), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British West Africa
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1938 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D.G. BRITT. OMN. REX F.D. IND. IMP., the artist's initials, PM, in relief below neck truncation
Reverse Description: At centre, dividing the date, 1938, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken be decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING
Edge Description: Security edge
Shape: Round
Material: Nickel Brass
Issued By: West African Currency Board, British West Africa, 1938
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1938
Person Depicted: HM George VI, Great Britain, 1937
References: KM#23
Vice 66A
  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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