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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
25.4 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.676 g (Weight)
KM#8 Vice 233
[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.