Fiji: Coin Florin 1934 - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Florin 1934
CoinFlorin 1934

First issue of Fiji, the working strikes of the florin were struck in 1933 for issue in 1934.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1934 - obverse photo

Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (portrait by Percy Metcalfe) extending to the rim of the coin; the designer's initials are not displayed. Around, divided by the bust, the monarch's legend: GEORGE V KING EMPEROR.

Obverse Inscription GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1934 - reverse photo

Shield of arms of Fiji, the English lion facing left above the Cross of St. George, in its paws, a cocoa pod; below in four quarters around the cross: sugar canes, a coconut palm, a bunch of bananas and the dove of peace (the main element of the flag of King Cakobau, first King of Fiji) the shield has no supporters and divides the date 1934; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1934 FLORIN
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Florin 1934: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Florin 1934: References to Information Used
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Florin 1934: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.500 Silver)
Issued1934
MonarchKing George V
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage200,000
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000
Mass (g)11.3100
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Florin 1934: Photos
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1934
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1934
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Fiji 1934 florin
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Fiji 1934 florin
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1934
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1934
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Florin 1934: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 5