Halfpenny 1949, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Halfpenny 1949, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinHalfpenny 1949

In this year, Fiji halfpenny coins return to pre-war copper-nickel alloy and remove the King's title Emperor, due to the Independence of India.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage96,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Halfpenny 1949 - obverse photo

Above central hole, a crown; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH.

Obverse Inscription KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Reverse
Fiji / Halfpenny 1949 - reverse photo

Central hole divides the date, 1949; above HALFPENNY; below, FIJI.

Reverse Inscription HALFPENNY 1949 FIJI
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Halfpenny 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Fiji / Halfpenny 1949 / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Halfpenny 1949 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Halfpenny 1949: References to Information Used
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Halfpenny 1949: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny (CuproNickel)
Issued1949
MonarchKing George VI
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Mintage96,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerPercy Metcalfe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size21.000 mm
Mass3.300 g
OCC IDRDKL-MOMK-CKMW-ONZB
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Halfpenny 1949: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Halfpenny 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 16