1/8 Penny or 1/400 Dollar, Issued by, MacGreggor Liard, Nigeria, 1858 AD 1274 AH
Mint not recorded
Also attributed to Ghana, Sierra Leone and West Africa
Legend in five lines; at top, LIARD, on ribbon SPERO MELIORA (translation: I hope for better things); divided by centre pillar, 1/8 / PENNY 1/400 DOLLAR; at bottom, 1858
Three masted schooner rigged screw steamer under sail and steam power to left, above (in arabic numerals) 1/400; in exergue, (in Arabic numeral AH era) 1274
Struck for use at MacGregor Liard trading posts along the Niger and Benue river systems
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), A.H. Baldwin & Son Ltd, 15/3/1976
Type of item
1.688 g (Weight)
Atkins 8 Vice p. 222, No. FT8 KM#Tn2
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.