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Coin: Sixpence 1943
Description

War-time silver alloy .900 fine (the standard pre-war was .500).

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (0.900 Silver)
Year1943 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage400,000 (400000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
United States Mint, San Francisco Letter S 400,000 (400000)
Material0.900 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.

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1943; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE; the mint mark, S, under 43 of the date.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1943 SIXPENCE

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence 1943: Photos
Sixpence 1943: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
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Sixpence 1943: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
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Sixpence 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 11a
Sixpence 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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Sixpence 1943: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
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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