Proof 1/2 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1936
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Struck in the name of King Edward VIII
An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE HALFPENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARD VIII REX ET IND: IMP:; below hole in Arabic, the denomination
Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1936
One of the few coinages struck in the name of King Edward VIII before his abdication.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
25.4 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.665 g (Weight)
KM#8 Vice 233A
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.