British West Africa 1923-H 2 shillings
British West Africa comprised Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast (now Ghana) and Nigeria. The union broke up in the late fifties as the parts were granted independence. This type was struck at the Royal Mint and the Heaton mint (shown here) 1920-36 to replace a silver coin. The last two shillings is dated 1952. The date is not rare but the specimen strikes are scarce.
Recorded mintage: 12,696,000.
Specification: tin-brass, designed by E. B. MacKennal.
Catalog reference: KM 13b.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.