Proof 1/10 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1954
Minted by Royal Mint, London
An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below hole in Arabic, the denomination
Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1954
First coinage of British West Africa for Queen Elizabeth II. No other denominations were struck in her name and the two later 1/10 th penny issues, 1956 and 1957, saw only very limited circulation.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
20.2 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.958 g (Weight)
KM#32 Vice 302A
[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.