Proof 1 Shilling, Issued by, British West Africa, 1938
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description

Security edge


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%.

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