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Coin: Shilling 1943
Description

Struck at the San Francisco mint with .900 fine silver due to the war.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (0.900 Silver)
Year1943 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage500,000 (500000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
United States Mint, San Francisco Letter S 500,000 (500000)
Material0.900 Silver DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6600
Obverse

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR.

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

Outrigger canoe under sail to right dividing the date 1943; above, SHILLING; below, FIJI; the mint mark, S, below the canoe.

Reverse inscriptionSHILLING 1943 FIJI
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling 1943: Photos
Shilling 1943: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1943
Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1943
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Shilling 1943: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1943
Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1943
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Shilling 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 12a
Shilling 1943: 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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Shilling 1943: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1943
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List of all (13) coins of type: Fiji / Shilling
Shilling 1934 Shilling 1935 Shilling 1936 Shilling 1937 Shilling 1938 Shilling 1941
Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943 Shilling 1957 Shilling 1958 Shilling 1961 Shilling 1962
Shilling 1965