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Coin: Penny 1954
Description

First penny issue in the name of Queen Elizabeth II.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (CuproNickel)
Year1954 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage511,200 (511200)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 511,200 (511200)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)26 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)6.3400
Obverse

Above central hole, a crown; around hole, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse

Central hole divides the date 1954; around above FIJI; around below, PENNY.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1954 PENNY

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 511,000.

Penny 1954: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Penny 1954: Photos
Penny 1954: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
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Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1954: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Penny 1954: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Penny 1954: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Penny 1954: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 21
Penny 1954: 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
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Penny 1954: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1954 Elizabeth II Fiji Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1954: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954 Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1954
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List of all (25) coins of type: Fiji / Penny
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Penny 1941 Penny 1942 Penny 1943 Penny 1945 Penny 1949 Penny 1950
Penny 1952 Penny 1954 Penny 1955 Penny 1956 Penny 1957 Penny 1959
Penny 1961 Penny 1963 Penny 1964 Penny 1965 Penny 1966 Penny 1967
Penny 1968