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Coin: Florin 1957
Description

First issue for Queen Elizabeth II and marks the introduction of copper-nickel florins.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin (CuproNickel)
Year1957 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage300,000 (300000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 300,000 (300000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.2000
Obverse

Crowned bust of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
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 1957; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1957 FLORIN

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Florin 1957: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Florin 1957: Photos
Florin 1957: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
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Florin 1957: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Florin 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 24
Florin 1957: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums 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 1957: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
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