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Coin: Halfpenny 1949
Description

In this year, Fiji halfpenny coins return to pre-war copper-nickel alloy and remove the King's title Emperor, due to the Independence of India.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalf Penny (CuproNickel)
Year1949 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage96,000 (96000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 96,000 (96000) No mint mark
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchKing George VI Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)21 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.3000
Obverse

Above central hole, a crown; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH.

Obverse inscription KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Reverse

Central hole divides the date, 1949; above HALFPENNY; below, FIJI.

Reverse inscription

HALFPENNY 1949 FIJI

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Halfpenny 1949: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Halfpenny 1949: Photos
Halfpenny 1949: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1949: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Halfpenny 1949: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Halfpenny 1949: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Halfpenny 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 16
Halfpenny 1949: 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
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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Halfpenny 1949: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949 Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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