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Coin: Halfpenny 1942
Description

Struck at San Francisco mint in brass because of World War II.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny (Brass)
Year1942 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage250,000 (250000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
United States Mint, San Francisco Letter S 250,000 (250000)
MaterialBrass DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Above central hole, a crown; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR.

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

Central hole divides the date, 1942; above HALFPENNY; below, FIJI; the mint mark, S, below FIJI.

Reverse inscription

HALFPENNY 1942 FIJI

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Halfpenny 1942: Photos
Halfpenny 1942: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1942
Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1942
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Halfpenny 1942: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1942
Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1942
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Halfpenny 1942: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 14a
Halfpenny 1942: 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
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Halfpenny 1942: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1942
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List of all (10) coins of type: Fiji / Half Penny
Halfpenny 1934 Halfpenny 1940 Halfpenny 1941 Halfpenny 1942 Halfpenny 1943 Halfpenny 1949
Halfpenny 1950 Halfpenny 1951 Halfpenny 1952 Halfpenny 1954