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Coin: Sixpence 1961
Description

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Year1961 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage400,000 (400000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 400,000 (400000) No mint mark
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 1961; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1961 SIXPENCE

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence 1961: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Sixpence 1961: Photos
Sixpence 1961: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1961
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1961
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Sixpence 1961: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1961
Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1961
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Sixpence 1961: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 19
Sixpence 1961: 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
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Sixpence 1961: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1961
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