Fiji: Coin Florin 1945 - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Florin 1945
CoinFlorin 1945

Reverted to pre-1942 silver alloy.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1945 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1945 - 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 1945; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1945 FLORIN
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Florin 1945: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Florin 1945: References to Information Used
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Florin 1945: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (0.500 Silver)
Issued1945
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage100,000
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000
Mass (g)11.3100
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Florin 1945: Photos
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1945
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1945
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Florin 1945: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 13