Fiji: Coin Florin 1937 - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Florin 1937
CoinFlorin 1937

MintRoyal Mint
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
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Florin 1937: Known varieties
Variety Proof Fiji / Florin 1937 / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Florin 1937 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 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)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage30,000
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000
Mass (g)11.3100
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Florin 1937: Photos
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1937
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Notes: Proof.
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1937
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Notes: Proof.
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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