Coins of the Federation of Nigeria
The collective colony known as British West Africa Territories would eventually create the independent countries of the Republic of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Nigeria. However, before gaining independence Nigeria became the Federation of Nigeria and had its own circulating coinage.
Several denominations were produced, including the halfpenny, penny, threepence, sixpence, one shilling, and two shilling. The threepence struck in nickel-brass features a dodecagonal (12-sided) planchet. The reverse design depicts a cotton plant, with cotton being a major agricultural export for Nigeria. The sixpence, shilling and two-shillings were all struck in copper-nickel.
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