Florin 1938, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Florin 1938, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinFlorin 1938

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage20,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1938 - obverse photo

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR.

The head of the King is smaller than on the 1937 florin issue.

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1938 - 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 1938; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1938 FLORIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Florin 1938: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Florin 1938: References to Information Used
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Florin 1938: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.500 Silver)
Issued1938
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Mintage20,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.300 mm
Mass11.310 g
OCC IDWLGV-BOLD-CXQK-OMPX
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Florin 1938: Photos
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1938
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1938
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Florin 1938: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 13