1 Penny, Issued by, Nigeria and British West Africa, 1908
Minted by Royal Mint, London
An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR; below hole in Arabic, the denomination
Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, NIGERIA - BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1908
British West Africa was a grouping of four seperate British colonies - Nigeria Sierra Leone, Ghana (originally Gold Coast) and Gambia. From 1907 till 1911 the obverse of the coins took the form NIGERIA- BRITISH WEST AFRICA then from 1912 the word NIGERIA was discontinued.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.431 g (Weight)
KM#2 Vice 13
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.