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1 Shilling - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Nigeria
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-1962
Value 1 Shilling (1/20)
Currency Pound (1958-1973)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 22.80 mm
Thickness 1.68 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 5,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 36
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
CT

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Palm

Lettering:
FEDERATION OF NIGERIA
19 59
HP
ONE SHILLING

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Edge

Security edge

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1959  18,000,000 0.52 0.83 0.98 1.60 1.96 2.21 74%
1959  6,031 0.6% Proof
1961  48,584,000 1.09 32%
1962  39,416,000 1.63 1.63 17%

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