Specimen 1 Shilling, Issued by, British West Africa, 1924
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Struck in brass
Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:; artist's initials BM on bust truncation
At centre, dividing the date, 1924, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken be decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.655 g (Weight)
KM#12a Vice 56
[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.