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Coin: Florin 1941
Description

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin (0.500 Silver)
Year1941 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage20,000 (20000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 20,000 (20000) No mint mark
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.3100
Obverse

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR.

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

Shield of arms of Fiji, the English lion facing left above the Cross of St. George, in its paws, a cocoa pod; below in four quarters around the cross: sugar canes, a coconut palm, a bunch of bananas and the dove of peace (the main element of the flag of King Cakobau, first King of Fiji) the shield has no supporters and divides the date 1941; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1941 FLORIN

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Florin 1941: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Florin 1941: Photos
Florin 1941: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1941
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1941
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Florin 1941: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1941
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1941
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Florin 1941: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 13
Florin 1941: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Florin 1941: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1941
List of all (14) coins of type: Fiji / Florin
Florin 1934 Florin 1935 Florin 1936 Florin 1937 Florin 1938 Florin 1941
Florin 1942 Florin 1943 Florin 1945 Florin 1957 Florin 1958 Florin 1962
Florin 1964 Florin 1965