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Coin: Fifty Cents 1979

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (dodecagonal)
Year1979 CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
Mintage264,004 (264004)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 264,004 (264004)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerHorst Hahne
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon Dodecagonal - 12-sided
Size (mm)31.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15.5500

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979

Plants; denomination at right: 50 cents. Around, 1879 GIRMIT 1979 SUGAR FOR THE WORLD.

Reverse inscription1879 GIRMIT 1979 SUGAR FOR THE WORLD
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone

Krause lists a regular 50 cent coin (KM# 36) for this year too, with identical mintage; probably in error.

Fifty Cents 1979: Known varieties
Proof 6,004 (included in main number)
Fifty Cents 1979: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 44
Fifty Cents 1979: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Design
American Bullion Inc. - Invest in Silver
American Bullion Inc. - Invest in Silver
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