Proof 1/2 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1952
Minted by Royal Mint, London
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, GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX; below hole in Arabic, the denomination
Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1952
The high price of nickel caused a change for this denomination from copper-nickel to this bronze alloy
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
25.4 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.645 g (Weight)
KM#27a Vice 249A
[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.