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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 1938-1947
Value 1 Shilling = 1/20 Pound (0.05)
Currency Pound (1907-1968)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 5.63 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 23
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Portrait of George VI

Lettering:
:GEORGIVS VI D·G·BRITT·OMN·REX F·D·IND·IMP
PM

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

Face value and palm tree

Lettering:
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
. 19 38 .
ONE SHILLING
Eventual mint marks none, K or KN wil be found under the palm tree trunk

Edge

Security edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1938  57,806,000 1.79 3.31
1938  Proof
1939  55,472,000 2.21 4.41
1939  Proof
1940  40,311,000 1.38 4.90
1940  Proof
1942  42,000,000 1.28 3.42
1943  133,600,000 2.21 3.31
1945  8,010,000
1945  Proof
1945 H 12,864,000
1945 KN 11,120,000
1946  37,350,000
1946  Proof
1946 H
1947  99,200,000 2.21
1947  Proof
1947 H 10,000,000
1947 KN 10,384,000

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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