Proof 1 Shilling, Issued by, British West Africa, 1949
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF:, the artist's initials, PM, in relief below neck truncation
At centre, dividing the date, 1949, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA ONE SHILLING
The King's title IND: IMP: (Emperor of India) removed after Indian independence
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
23.6 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.687 g (Weight)
KM#28 Vice 79A
[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.