British West Africa 1939-KN 3 pence

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from the Swisspat Collection
BWA 1939 3pence 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. Three pence pieces were issued for the region starting in 1913. This type was issued 1938-1947, and this specimen was struck at King's Norton mint (KN).

Recorded mintage: 15,500,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 21.


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

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