British West Africa 1936-KN penny
This specimen was lot 1169 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "BRITISH WEST AFRICA: Edward VIII, 1936-1937, penny, 1936-KN. PCGS graded Specimen 66." 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 pennies were issued for the region starting in 1907. This type was issued 1936 only and is one of the few issues bearing the name of the short-reigned king Edward VIII.
Recorded mintage: 12,512,000 plus 12,600,000 from Heaton plus 7,992,000 from London plus 7,368,000 for George V (KM 9).
Specification: 9.37 g, copper-nickel, 30.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-16.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.