The coin is dated 1945 and the P mintmark is below the date. The coin is Uncirculated, though may show some minor spotting as is common on older bronze coins. This 3 coin set includes the bronze , 1 and 2 Cents of the British East Caribbean Territories.Indonesia gained independence from the Netherlands shortly after World War II, making them some of the last coins ever issued for what had been a Dutch territory for over 300 years. The British Caribbean Territories – Eastern Group was a short-lived monetary union that provided coins and currency for the British controlled territories of Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Guiana (now Guyana), British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Granada, Nevis, St. The 1/2 Cent is dated 1955, the others are dated 1965.
It is sometimes referred to as the "First New York Penny".Edward VIII reigned for less than a year in 1936, before he renounced the throne in order that he could marry Mrs. This bronze 10 Cents from British East Africa is one of the few coins that were issued in the name of Edward VIII during his brief reign.One side of the 30mm coin shows four elephant tusks.The other shows the imperial crown and the name of the monarch.The coin has a center hole to make it easy for natives to carry it on a string and to make it easily distinguishable from other coins.