Fiji: Coin Florin 1942 - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Florin 1942
CoinFlorin 1942

Struck at the San Francisco mint with a .900 fine silver alloy due to World War II.

MintSan Francisco Mint
Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1942 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1942 - 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 1942; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN; the mint mark, S, below the shield.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1942 FLORIN
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Florin 1942: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.900 Silver)
Issued1942
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage250,000
Material0.900 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000
Mass (g)11.3100
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Florin 1942: Photos
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1942
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1942
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Florin 1942: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 13a