British West Africa 1912-H 1/10 penny

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from the Swisspat Collection
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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. Copper-nickel one-tenth pennies were issued for the region starting in 1907. This type was issued 1912-1936, and this specimen was struck at the Heaton Mint (H).

Recorded mintage: 10,800,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 7.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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