Proof 1 Shilling, Issued by, British West Africa, 1949
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description

Security edge


The King's title IND: IMP: (Emperor of India) removed after Indian independence

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