Florin 1937, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Florin 1937, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinFlorin 1937

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage30,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1937 - obverse photo

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, artist's initials, PM, below neck.

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1937 - 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 1937; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1937 FLORIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Florin 1937: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Fiji / Florin 1937 / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Florin 1937 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Florin 1937: References to Information Used
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Florin 1937: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.500 Silver)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Mintage30,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.300 mm
Mass11.310 g
OCC IDJPMV-ROAP-CMZY-ENQG
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Florin 1937: Photos
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1937
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1937
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1937
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1937
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Florin 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 10