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1 Shilling - George VI

1 Shilling - George VI -  obverse1 Shilling - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Country British West Africa
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 1 Shilling (0.05)
Currency Pound (1907-1968)
Composition Tin-brass
Weight 5.7 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 28
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Bust of King George VI facing left

Lettering: +GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF:

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Reverse

Palm tree divides date in circular frame

Lettering:
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
. 19 49 .
ONE SHILLING

Edge

Reeded with security edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  70,000,000 2.61 46%
1949  1.3% Proof
1949 H 10,000,000 6%
1949 KN 10,016,000 4%
1949 KN 0.7% Proof
1951  35,346,000 4.11 21%
1951  0.7% Proof
1951 H 10,000,000 5%
1951 KN 16,832,000 5%
1952  98,654,000 1.10 2.97 33%
1952  0.7% Proof
1952 H 44,096,000 8%
1952 KN 41,653,000 8%
1952 KN 0.4% Proof

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