6 Pence - Elizabeth II

6 Pence - Elizabeth II -  obverse6 Pence - Elizabeth II -  reverse

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Country Ghana
Period Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1958
Value 6 Pence (1/40)
Currency Pound (1958-1965)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 16.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6990
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References KM# 4
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Kwame Nkrumah facing right


The Founder of the state of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah

Engraver: Paul Vincze

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.


Star outline in centre, dividing date. Country at top, value at bottom.

19 58

Engraver: P.K.K. Quaidoo




Two types are known.
Die 1 - low relief, less hair on the portrait, thin script.
Die 2 - high relief, more hair on the portrait, thick script.
Die A -  thin script.
Die B - script slightly thicker.
1. 1+A
2. 2+B

Nkrumah disliked the samples of the type 1+A, for they show him almost bald. The  dies were re-engraved so portrait shows more hair

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958  15 200 000 1.83 1.59 2.02 1.78 96% Royal Mint
1958  20 000 6% Royal Mint; Proof

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