British West Africa 1919-H 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32535
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This specimen was lot 32535 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $180. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 6 Pence 1919-H MS66 PCGS. A well-struck lustrous beauty with delicate silver-gray patination across the obverse." 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) 1913-19, after which the fineness was reduced to .500. The last sixpence is dated 1952. The date is not rare but the specimen strikes are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 8,676,000.

Specification: 2.83 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 11.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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