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Coin: Sixpence 1953
Description

First Fiji issue for Queen Elizabeth II.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Year1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage800,000 (800000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 800,000 (800000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerPercy Metcalfe
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8000
Obverse

Crowned head of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials CT, incuse on bust truncation.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1953; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE.

Reverse inscriptionFIJI 1953 SIXPENCE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Sixpence 1953: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Sixpence 1953: Photos
Sixpence 1953: Photo Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
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Notes: Proof.
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Sixpence 1953: Photo Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Sixpence 1953: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Sixpence 1953: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Sixpence 1953: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 19
Sixpence 1953: 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
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Sixpence 1953: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
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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