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Coin: Shilling 1965
Description

Although decimal coinage was not introduced until 1969, this, the 1965, issue was the last production of the shilling for Fiji.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (CuproNickel)
Year1965 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage800,000 (800000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 800,000 (800000)
MaterialSilver DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6000
Obverse

Crowned bust of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse

Outrigger canoe under sail to right dividing the date 1965; above, SHILLING; below, FIJI.

Reverse inscription

SHILLING 1965 FIJI

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Shilling 1965: Photos
Shilling 1965: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1965
Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1965
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Shilling 1965: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1965
Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1965
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Shilling 1965: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 23
Shilling 1965: 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 1965: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1965
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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