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Coin: Threepence 1955
Description

First issue in the name of Queen Elizabeth II.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence
Year1955 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage400,000 (400000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 400,000 (400000)
MaterialNickel-Brass (Neusilber) DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Dodecagonal (12-sided))
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)6.1700
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 between palm trees a Fijian bure (a local dwelling); around above FIJI 1955; around below, THREE PENCE.

Reverse inscription

FIJI 1955 THREE PENCE

Edge Edge inscription

Threepence 1955: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Threepence 1955: Photos
Threepence 1955: Photo Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Threepence 1955: Photo Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Threepence 1955: Photo Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Threepence 1955: Photo Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
source
Threepence 1955: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 22
Threepence 1955: 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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Threepence 1955: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955 Museums Victoria: Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1955
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List of all (12) coins of type: Fiji / Threepence
Threepence 1947 Threepence 1950 Threepence 1952 Threepence 1955 Threepence 1956 Threepence 1958
Threepence 1960 Threepence 1961 Threepence 1963 Threepence 1964 Threepence 1965 Threepence 1967