Florin 1936, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Florin 1936, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinFlorin 1936

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage65,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1936 - obverse photo

Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (portrait by Percy Metcalfe) extending to the rim of the coin.

The artist'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 1936 - 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 1936; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1936 FLORIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Florin 1936: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Florin 1936: References to Information Used
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Florin 1936: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.500 Silver)
Issued1936
MonarchKing George V
EffigyKing George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Mintage65,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.300 mm
Mass11.310 g
OCC IDXYRV-POVR-CXPR-ODQG
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Florin 1936: Photos
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1936
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1936
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Florin 1936: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 5