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Detailed information about coin type: Fifty Cents (dodecagonal) from Fiji:

Coin type: Fifty Cents (dodecagonal)
Description

Until 1987, Fiji fifty cent coins were the same size and shape as their Australian counterparts. The large 50 cent coins were demonetised in 2009.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-type ofFifty Cents Sub-types
Face value50 (x Cent)
Years produced1975 - 1987 CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerJ. Ken Payne
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Dodecagonal - 12-sided)
Size (mm)31.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.5500
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend, date.

Throughout the existence of this coin type, the only monarch was Queen Elizabeth II and the legend used was ELIZABETH II FIJI.

Obverse inscriptionELIZABETH II FIJI [year]
Reverse

Takia (an outrigger sailing canoe, described on the mint sets as a "drua"), below, the value and denomination: 50 cents.

The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.

Reverse inscription50 cents
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
List of 13 coins of type: Fifty Cents (dodecagonal) from Fiji
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1975 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Fifty Cents 1976 805,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Fifty Cents 1978 6,006 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Fifty Cents 1978 Australia Mule unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Fifty Cents 1979 264,004 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Fifty Cents 1980 318,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Fifty Cents 1980 Independence 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II FIJI 1980
Fifty Cents 1981 511,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Fifty Cents 1982 1,003,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Fifty Cents 1983 3,003,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Fifty Cents 1984 5,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Fifty Cents 1986 160,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Fifty Cents 1987 160,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
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