Fifty Cents (dodecagonal, steel), Coin Type from Fiji - detailed information

Fifty Cents (dodecagonal, steel), Coin Type from Fiji (issued 1990 - 2000)
Coin TypeFifty Cents (dodecagonal, steel)

In 1990, Fiji switched to coins of the same size as the earlier (large) dodecagonal coins but made of steel instead of copper-nickel.

These large 50 cent coins were demonetised in 2009.

Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf); around, the legend ELIZABETH II FIJI and the date. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH 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 Inscription 50 cents
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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Fifty Cents (dodecagonal, steel): Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-type ofFifty Cents
From1990
To2000
Face Value50 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
MaterialNickel-plated steel
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDodecagonal - 12-sided
Size31.5000 mm
Mass13.4300 g
Fifty Cents (dodecagonal, steel): Photos
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Fiji, Elizabeth II, 50 Cents 1990
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Fiji, Elizabeth II, 50 Cents 1990
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