Florin 1957, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Florin 1957, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinFlorin 1957

First issue for Queen Elizabeth II and marks the introduction of copper-nickel florins.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage300,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Florin 1957 - obverse photo

Crowned bust of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse
Fiji / Florin 1957 - 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 1957; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1957 FLORIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Florin 1957: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Florin 1957: References to Information Used
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Florin 1957: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (CuproNickel)
Issued1957
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Mintage300,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.300 mm
Mass11.200 g
OCC IDPNXY-DENZ-CMNK-EVRB
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Florin 1957: Photos
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1957
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Florin 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 24