Proof 1 Shilling, Issued by, British West Africa, 1938
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D.G. BRITT. OMN. REX F.D. IND. IMP., the artist's initials, PM, in relief below neck truncation
At centre, dividing the date, 1938, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken be decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING
First issue of this denomination for British West Africa in the name of King George VI. The alloy changed by replacement of tin by nickel at 1%.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
23.6 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.664 g (Weight)
KM#23 Vice 66A
[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.