Proof 1/10 Penny, Issued by, British West Africa, 1954
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

An imperial crown above a central circular hole with a scroll ornament to right and left; below crown, ONE TENTH OF A PENNY; around, outside the scroll ornaments, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; below hole in Arabic, the denomination

Reverse Description

Around circular central hole, Solomon's seal, consisting of two equilateral triangles interlaced; around, BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1954

Edge Description



First coinage of British West Africa for Queen Elizabeth II. No other denominations were struck in her name and the two later 1/10 th penny issues, 1956 and 1957, saw only very limited circulation.

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