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British West African pound (Gold Coast usage only)


Name: British West African pound
Defn: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb
Symbol: £
Code:
Desc: actually sterling before 1912
Units of money:
penny (pl: pence) p 1
shilling sh 12
pound lb 240

Users of this currency: Cameroun (28 stamps, 1915-1962), Gold Coast (162 stamps, 1875-1954), British occupation of Togo (42 stamps, 1914-1916) Show with all usages

Denominations used by Gold Coast in this currency:
Denom Usages Selected stamps
1/2p 14   1879 bis issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 4/1/1953 yelbrn&red issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=map of West Africa & Queen Elizabeth II
1p 24   7/1875 bl d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 3/1/1954 dkbl issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Christiansborg Fortress
1 1/2p 6   1921 car issue=1921 d=King George V (1912 keyplate) ... 4/1/1953 emer issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Emblem of the Provincial Council
2p 17   1876 grn issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 3/1/1954 dkbrn issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=talking drums (1954)
2 1/2p 11   1891 bl&org issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 12/19/1952 red issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=mounted constable
3p 15   1/1883 olgrn issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 4/1/1953 dprose issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=manganese mine
4p 7   7/1875 redvio d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 4/1/1953 dpbl issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Lake Bosumtwi
6p 15   7/1875 org d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 3/1/1954 org&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=cocoa farmer
9p 1   4/1/1938 redorg issue=1938 d=King George VI & Christiansborg Castle
1sh 13   1888 pur issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 3/1/1954 redorg&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=breaking cocoa pods
1sh3p 1   4/12/1941 bl&brn issue=1938 d=King George VI & Christiansborg Castle
2sh 10   1888 brn issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) ... 3/1/1954 car&brnol issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Trooping the Colour & Queen Elizabeth II
2sh6p 4   3/1906 grn&yel issue=1904 d=King Edward VII (1902 keyplate) ... 1921 issue=1921 d=King George V (1912 keyplate)
5sh 10   9/1889 lil&ultra d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) ... 3/1/1954 blk&pur issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=surfboats
10sh 8   9/1889 lil&red d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) ... 3/1/1954 olgrn&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=African mahogany
15sh 1   1921 dlpur&grn issue=1921 d=King George V (1912 keyplate)
20sh 4   9/1889 grn&red d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) ... 1913 vio&blk pc=red d=King George V (1912 keyplate)
2lb 1   1921 grn&org issue=1921 d=King George V (1912 keyplate)

Used by 162 stamps of Gold Coast: (See all uses as list)
7/1875 1p bl d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=12.5
7/1875 4p redvio d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=12.5
7/1875 6p org d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=12.5
1876 1p bl issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=14
1876 2p grn issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=14
1876 4p redvio issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=14
1876 6p org issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=14
1879 1/2p bis issue=1876 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CC perf=14
1/1883 1/2p bis issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1/1883 1/2p grn issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1/1883 2p gray issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1/1883 3p olgrn issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1/1883 4p dlvio issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
5/1883 1p bl issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
5/1883 1p redvio d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) oc=blk on=1876-4p-redvio wmk=crown & CC perf=14
8/1884 1p rose issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1888 1sh pur issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1888 2sh brn issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1889 6p org issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
3/1889 1p org d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) oc=blk on=1889-6p-org wmk=crown & CA perf=14
9/1889 5sh lil&ultra d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
9/1889 10sh lil&red d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
9/1889 20sh grn&red d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1891 2 1/2p bl&org issue=1883 d=Queen Victoria (1875 Gold Coast) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
1894 20sh vio&blk pc=red d=Queen Victoria (1889 keyplate) wmk=crown & CA perf=14
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7/1/1948 1sh orgred&blk issue=George VI pictorial d=breaking cacao pods wmk=mult crown & script CA
7/1/1948 2sh car&graygrn issue=George VI pictorial d=Trooping the Colour & King George VI wmk=mult crown & script CA
7/1/1948 5sh blk&pur issue=George VI pictorial d=surfboats wmk=mult crown & script CA
7/1/1948 10sh graygrn&blk issue=George VI pictorial d=forest (1948) wmk=mult crown & script CA
12/20/1948 1 1/2p scar issue=Silver Wedding d=Queen Elizabeth & King George VI wmk=mult crown & script CA
12/20/1948 10sh grayol issue=Silver Wedding d=Queen Elizabeth & King George VI wmk=mult crown & script CA
10/10/1949 2p redbrn issue=UPU 75th wmk=mult crown & script CA
10/10/1949 2 1/2p org issue=UPU 75th d=airplane & hemispheres & paddle steamer wmk=mult crown & script CA
10/10/1949 3p bl issue=UPU 75th wmk=mult crown & script CA
10/10/1949 1sh grn issue=UPU 75th wmk=mult crown & script CA
postage due 10/1/1952 6p blk d=numeral (1923) wmk=mult crown & script CA
postage due 10/1/1952 1sh blk d=numeral (1923) wmk=mult crown & script CA
12/19/1952 2 1/2p red issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=mounted constable wmk=mult crown & script CA
4/1/1953 1/2p yelbrn&red issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=map of West Africa & Queen Elizabeth II wmk=mult crown & script CA
4/1/1953 1 1/2p emer issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Emblem of the Provincial Council wmk=mult crown & script CA
4/1/1953 3p dprose issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=manganese mine wmk=mult crown & script CA
4/1/1953 4p dpbl issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Lake Bosumtwi wmk=mult crown & script CA
6/2/1953 2p brn&blk issue=Coronation 1953 d=Queen Elizabeth II (1953) wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 1p dkbl issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Christiansborg Fortress wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 2p dkbrn issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=talking drums (1954) wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 6p org&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=cocoa farmer wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 1sh redorg&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=breaking cocoa pods wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 2sh car&brnol issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=Trooping the Colour & Queen Elizabeth II wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 5sh blk&pur issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=surfboats wmk=mult crown & script CA
3/1/1954 10sh olgrn&blk issue=Elizabeth II pictorials d=African mahogany wmk=mult crown & script CA

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