British West African Pound

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British West African Pound

The currency used in the former British territories in West Africa. It was pegged to the British pound but was not legal tender in the United Kingdom. It began to be minted in 1912 and became gradually obsolete as the territories became independent. It was fully defunct by 1968.
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