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Coin - 1 Penny, British West Africa, 1947 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8934

1 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1947 KN
Minted by King's Norton Metal Company, Ltd.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.53 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British West Africa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1947 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP:; below hole in Arabic, the denomination; the mint mark, KN, below the hole
Reverse Description: Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1947
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: West African Currency Board, British West Africa, 1947
Mint: King's Norton (Mint), Great Britain, 1947
References: KM#19
Vice 245
  1. [Book], Mr David Vice - Peter Ireland (Format) Ltd., The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958, Birmingham, 1983
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009


Brian Mclaren Posted on 24 Feb 2014 1:43 PM
Hello my name is Brian, I have a 1946 British West Africa coin and I just want to know more information about it, it has a hole in the center just like the one in this picture.
Please send me an E-mail back about this please.

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