Junk Silver Coins from British West Africa 

British West Africa flagSilver coin values below are based on live silver prices. Silver coins were in regular circulation in British West Africa. The values below represent the intrinsic value of silver coins from British West Africa. Silver coins from British West Africa that are in uncirculated condition, or that may be rare and collectible may also have numismatic value. You can use this table as a guide when buying and selling circulated or junk silver coins from British West Africa. The melt values are calculated and displayed in USD based on the current silver spot price of $22.51 per troy ounce.

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 $0.76
3 Pence 1920 .500 1.14 0.57 .0183 $0.41
6 Pence 1913- 1919 .925 2.83 2.62 .0842 $1.90
6 Pence 1920 .500 2.83 1.42 .0455 $1.02
1 Shilling 1913- 1920 .925 5.66 5.24 .1683 $3.79
2 Shillings 1913- 1920 .925 11.31 10.46 .3364 $7.57
2 Shillings 1920 .500 11.31 5.66 .1818 $4.09

British West Africa Silver Coinage

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.

Use this guide to determine the melt value of British West Africa silver coins.
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