|Denomination / Currency||Years Minted||Fineness||Gross Weight (g)||ASW (g)||ASW (oz t)||Melt Value|
|3 Pence||1913- 1919||.925||1.14||1.05||.0339||$0.88|
|6 Pence||1913- 1919||.925||2.83||2.62||.0842||$2.18|
|1 Shilling||1913- 1920||.925||5.66||5.24||.1683||$4.36|
|2 Shillings||1913- 1920||.925||11.31||10.46||.3364||$8.71|
British West Africa was a group of British colonies, protectorates and mandate territories under the British Crown
The British West African Pound was the currency of British West Africa. Each British West African Pound was equal to the pound sterling and was similarly subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.
Following Australia's move to it's own local currency in 1910, British West Africa moved to it's own coinage beginning in 1912.
British West Africa silver coins based on the Pound Sterling were minted from 1913 until 1920.
The first was minted in 1913 and had a purity of .925 silver. In 1920 the coinage was devalued and the coins were minted with only .500 silver fineness.