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Coin: Penny 1956
Description

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (CuproNickel)
Year1956 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage230,400 (230400)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 230,400 (230400) No mint mark
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 1956; around above FIJI; around below, PENNY.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1956 PENNY

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 230,000.

Penny 1956: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Penny 1956: Photos
Penny 1956: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1956
Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1956
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Penny 1956: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1956
Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1956
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Penny 1956: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 21
Penny 1956: 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
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Penny 1956: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1956 Elizabeth II Fiji Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1956: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1956
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