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West Africa (British) 3 and 6 Pence  1913 to 1957
West Africa (British) 3 and 6 Pence 1913 to 1957

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.

Although relatively modern and made of copper-nickel and nickel-brass, several of these coins carry decent collector value when in good condition. Here are lists of approximate catalog values. You must apply the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert these inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Earlier coins contain the likeness of King George V and later coins contain the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. Coins after 1939 are worth much less -- about one-third the values shown below.

3 PENCE BEFORE 1940
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $50
coins dated 1915 and 1916 are more rare and are worth about twice these values

6 PENCE BEFORE 1940
worn: $2 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $80
coins with the following dates are more rare and are worth about twice these values: 1920, 1924, 1928, 1933, 1936

Coin: 8357 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mitch, Mon, 01-Aug-2011 21:07:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Dec-2013 02:18:54 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 18-Dec-2015 00:33:41 GMT
Requester description: 1947 standard british obverse with king George VI wearing a crown; reverse: BRITISH WEST AFRICA on outside of of wreath, inside wreath 3 PENCE. 1947 below wreath.
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