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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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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭

    It's worth noting - the article does not - that these coins circulated until Nigeria went decimal in 1973. Making these coins the last £sd coins in the world to be withdrawn and replaced by decimal equivalents.

    The coins circulated, despite Nigeria becoming a Republic in 1963 and the Federation being reconstituted in the aftermath of the Biafran War of 1967-70.

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  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 5,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One day I will get a 1991 Nigeria proof set (not unc. or specimen)....

    I like the Biafra series of NCLT, the One Crown atrocious design however.....

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
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