3 Pence - George VI

3 Pence - George VI -  obverse3 Pence - George VI -  reverse

© A. KOIFMAN JR.

Features

Issuer British West Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1947
Value 3 Pence (1/80)
Currency Pound (1907-1968)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.1 g
Diameter 21.45 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8978
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 21
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

Crowned portrait facing left, lettering around outside

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

Value within central wreath, lettering around outside, date below
NOTE: Mintmark is below wreath and above date

Lettering:
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
3
PENCE
KN
1938

Edge

Security edge

3 Pence - George VI -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938 H 7 000 000 1.41 2.64 3.52 19%
1938 H 0.5% Proof
1938 KN 9 056 000 2.35 2.93 21%
1938 KN 0.6% Proof
1939 H 16 500 000 0.29 1.35 2.65 24%
1939 H 0.6% Proof
1939 KN 15 500 000 1.17 1.97 18%
1939 KN 0.2% Proof
1940 H 3 862 000 1.17 2.61 10%
1940 KN 10 000 000 1.76 13%
1941 H 5 032 000 1.37 1.04 7%
1943 H 5 106 000 1.17 5%
1943 KN 9 502 000 1.98 8%
1944 KN 2 536 000 3%
1945 H 998 000 2%
1945 KN 3 000 000 3%
1946 KN 7 488 000 1.43 2.05 3.98 10%
1947 H 10 000 000 1.01 11%
1947 KN 11 248 000 1.48 6%

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