British West Africa 1936 1/10 penny

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from the Swisspat Collection
BWA 1936 tenthpenny swisspat-rev.jpg

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 only in 1936, as Edward VIII's rule lasted only that year.

Recorded mintage: 5,880,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 14.


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

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