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British West Africa. George VI, penny: CM.539-2008

Object information

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Titles

British West Africa. George VI, penny

Maker(s)

Ruler: George VI (1936-52)
Mint: Kings Norton, Birmingham

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Description

One of five coins with eleven manillas in a linen money bag (CM.524-2008 to CM.540-2008)

Notes

History note: Acquired by the donor's father, Col. J.B.J. Austin QPM CPM, during service in the Colonial Police of British West Africa, 1926-53

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008) by Austin, J.C.B. Jean

Dating

Production date: AD 1946

Components of the work

Object

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.539-2008
Primary reference Number: 248671
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Audit data

Created: Monday 14 September 2020 Updated: Wednesday 6 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 6 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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