1 Penny - Elizabeth II

1 Penny - Elizabeth II - obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II - reverse

© Ponpandi Perumal (CC BY)

Features

Issuer British West Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1957)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1958
Value 1 Penny (1⁄240)
Currency Pound (1907-1968)
Composition Bronze (95.5% Copper, 3% Tin, 1.5% Zinc)
Weight 9.3 g
Diameter 30.5 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11059
References KM# 33
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Crown above center hole, denomination around hole in English, in Arabic beneath

Scripts: Arabic, Latin

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
ONE PENNY
وَاحِد پَنّي

Reverse

Hexagram, date beneath

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
1956

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited, United Kingdom (1850-2003)
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

Comments

Mintmark just below hole, above Arabic inscription.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956 H 13 503 000 $ 3.30 $ 7.00 41%
1956 KN 13 500 000 $ 3.10 $ 3.10 27%
1957  9 000 000 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 25%
1957  0.9% Proof
1957 H 5 340 000 11%
1957 KN 5 600 000 11%
1957 N 1.1% error strike missing "K"
1958  12 200 000 14%
1958  0.4% Proof
1958 KN 8%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Elizabeth IIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - Elizabeth II
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232010
Lot 61219
Internet Archive
Mar 4, 2020 1957 KN UNC USD 192.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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