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Coin: Fifty Cents 1981
Description

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (dodecagonal)
Year1981 CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
Mintage511,000 (511000) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 511,000 (511000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerJ. Ken Payne
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Dodecagonal - 12-sided)
Size (mm)31.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.5500
Obverse

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the legend and date ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Reverse

Takia (an outrigger sailing canoe, described on the mint sets as a "drua"), below, the value and denomination: 50 cents.

The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.

Reverse inscription50 cents
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Cents 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 36
Fifty Cents 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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