Although no coins of King Edward VIII were released in this country, due to his Abdication, they did
strike some coins for the overseas Colonies. British West Africa had three different denominations
struck and that were actually used as day to day money. They are the Penny, Halfpenny and Tenth Penny,
all were struck with holes in the middle, as the locals had no pockets and the hole allowed them to be stuck
on a string that they could then wear.
Not only were there three denominations, but they were struck at three different Mints, some of which
are scarce. Offered here is the London halfpenny in uncirculated.
In the brief reign of King Edward VIII the only coins to be issued for circulation were for
overseas territories. The coin on offer is the Halfpence for British West Africa. The
Halfpence is the most difficult denomination to get.
These coins were struck in Birmingham at the Kings Norton Mint and carry the KN mintmark.
The coins are in Uncirculated condition and the KN is the most difficult of the
Halfpennies to find.
You have the scarcest denomination and the most difficult mint of this scarce denomination,
what more can you ask for?