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Coin: Sixpence 1937
Description

First Fiji issue for King George VI.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (0.500 Silver)
Year1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage40,000 (40000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 40,000 (40000) No mint mark
Material.500 Silver DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; the artist's initials PM, in field below neck truncation.

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1937; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1937 SIXPENCE

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence 1937: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Sixpence 1937: Photos
Sixpence 1937: Photo Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
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Notes: Proof.
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Sixpence 1937: Photo Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Sixpence 1937: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Sixpence 1937: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Sixpence 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 8
Sixpence 1937: 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
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Sixpence 1937: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937 Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
List of all (15) coins of type: Fiji / Sixpence
Sixpence 1934 Sixpence 1935 Sixpence 1936 Sixpence 1937 Sixpence 1938 Sixpence 1940
Sixpence 1941 Sixpence 1942 Sixpence 1943 Sixpence 1953 Sixpence 1958 Sixpence 1961
Sixpence 1962 Sixpence 1965 Sixpence 1967