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Coin: Florin 1943
Description

Struck at the San Francisco mint with a .900 fine silver alloy due to World War II.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin (0.900 Silver)
Year1943 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage250,000 (250000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
United States Mint, San Francisco 250,000 (250000) Letter S
Material.900 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 1943; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN; the mint mark, S, below the shield.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1943 FLORIN

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Florin 1943: Photos
Florin 1943: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
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Florin 1943: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
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Florin 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 13a
Florin 1943: 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
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Florin 1943: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
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