Florin 1943, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Florin 1943, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinFlorin 1943

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

MintSan Francisco Mint Mint MarkLetter S Total Mintage250,000
Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1943 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1943 - 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 1943; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN; the mint mark, S, below the shield.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1943 FLORIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Florin 1943: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.900 Silver)
Issued1943
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI - Crowned Head, by Percy Metcalfe
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage250,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
Material0.900 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.3000 mm
Mass11.3100 g
OCC IDGRNA-ZEGW-CXWG-EXJL
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Florin 1943: Photos
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Florin 1943: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943 / thumbnail Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
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Florin 1943: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943 / thumbnail Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943
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Florin 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 13a