British West Africa 1920-H 1/2 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 half pennies were issued for the region starting in 1911. This type was issued 1912-1936.

Recorded mintage: 26,285,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, 25.2 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 8.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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