1 Shilling - George VI

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

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Features

Country British West Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
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
Number N# 3032
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 23
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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, H or KN wil be found under the palm tree trunk

Edge

Security edge

Mints

H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  57 806 000 7.34 0.55 2.05 3.57 27%
1938  0.4% Proof
1939  55 472 000 0.56 2.37 6.03 28%
1939  0.2% Proof
1940  40 311 000 3.01 5.27 15%
1940  0.4% Proof
1942  42 000 000 1.38 4.31 13%
1943  133 600 000 1.89 4.86 25%
1945  8 010 000 4%
1945  0.3% Proof
1945 H 12 864 000 3%
1945 KN 11 120 000 2%
1946  37 350 000 1.19 2.37 7%
1946  0.3% Proof
1946 H 0.4%
1947  99 200 000 1.21 2.10 3.56 22%
1947  0.4% Proof
1947 H 10 000 000 3%
1947 KN 10 384 000 3%

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