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West Africa (British) 1/10, 1/2, and 1 Penny  1907 to 1958
West Africa (British) 1/10, 1/2, and 1 Penny 1907 to 1958

Most of the states of the northern and western region of Africa are now free independent nations i.e., Benin, Senegai, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, but until recently much of the region was under French and British rule. These holed coins circulated in the British colonies of Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Gold Coast (Ghana). They all carry the six-sided (hexagram) star, a crown, and the name of the British Monarch. Some were minted in aluminum, some in copper-nickel, and bronze. The denominations, one-tenth, one-half, and one penny, are clearly marked on the coins.

We present below listings of catalog values for the common date coins, as well as separate listings for special dates. If your coin does not appear in the special date listing, it is a common date coin.

ONE-TENTH PENNY COMMON DATE
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $6

ONE-HALF PENNY COMMON DATE
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $7

PENNY COMMON DATE
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $8

The special dates are listed below. The value shown is for coins in well preserved condition, better than average circulated. They must be free of all problems and damage, such as scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, and gouges.

ONE-TENTH PENNY SPECIAL DATE
1916H copper nickel: $75
1919KN copper nickel: $50
1925 copper nickel: $20
1938H copper nickel: $12
1947KN copper nickel: $500
1956 bronze: $400
1957 bronze: $200

ONE-HALF PENNY SPECIAL DATE
1911H copper nickel: $25
1913 copper nickel: $300
1913H copper nickel: $15
1914 copper nickel: $30
1914H copper nickel: $50
1914K copper nickel: $15
1917H copper nickel: $25
1949H copper nickel: $10
1949KN copper nickel: $10
1951 copper nickel: $10

PENNY SPECIAL DATE
1909 copper nickel: $25
1911H copper nickel: $100
1913 copper nickel: $40
1914H copper nickel: $100
1917H copper nickel: $20
1918H copper nickel: $40
1919KN copper nickel: $30
1922KN copper nickel: $800
1927 copper nickel: $100
1929 copper nickel: $60
1934 copper nickel: $30
1935 copper nickel: $25
1946SA copper nickel: $600
1951 copper nickel: $25
1951KN copper nickel: $20
1957H bronze: $10

Coin: 10597 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Gordon, Tue, 28-Feb-2012 04:23:31 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 18-Jul-2013 14:50:09 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 05-Jul-2015 17:49:20 GMT
Requester description: 1940 Star of David with Hole in Center of coin. British West Africa, Crown Stamp at Top in between Letter's. GEORGIVS VI REX ET IND: IMP: ONE TENTH OF A PENNY Looks like Arabic letters on bottom of coin. My 1st LT. Dad US Army Air Corp received in Africa WWII
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