British West Africa 1952-KN penny

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 2086
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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. This specimen was lot 2086 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "British West Africa. Penny, 1952-KN. George VI. PCGS graded Specimen 66 Red and Brown. Ex: King's Norton Mint Collection." This type was struck in 1952 only. Additional pennies were struck 1956-58 in the name of Elizabeth II.

Recorded mintage: 45,398,000 plus 30,794,000 from Heaton plus 10,542,000 from Philadelphia.

Specification: bronze, 30.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-30a.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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