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Coin - 1 Shilling, British East Africa, 1941 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8951

1 Shilling, Issued by, British East Africa (Kenya), 1941 I
Minted by Bombay Mint, India
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.79 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Bombay Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, India, Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: British East Africa (Kenya)
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1941 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the king facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI REX ET INDIAE IMPERATOR, artist's initials, PM, below head
Reverse Description: Within a partial line circle which ends in leaves either side of the denomination, a lion advancing to right with a tall pointed mountain in the background; in exergue in three lines, 1 / SHILLING / 1941; around above, EAST AFRICA; mint mark, I, in ground line above the denomination numeral 1
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East African Currency Board, British East Africa (Kenya), 1941
Mint: Bombay (Mint), India, 1941
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
References: KM#28
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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