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Coin: Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII)
Description

Fiji issued coins in the names of both George V and Edward VIII dated 1936.

This is one of the few coins struck in the name of King Edward VIII during his short reign and released into circulation.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (CuproNickel)
Year1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage120,000 (120000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 120,000 (120000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing Edward VIII Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)26 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)6.3400
Obverse

Above a central hole, a crown; around the hole, the monarch's legend EDWARD · VIII · KING · EMPEROR.

Obverse inscription EDWARD · VIII · KING · EMPEROR
Reverse

Central hole divides the date 1936; around above, FIJI; around below, the denomination PENNY.

Reverse inscriptionFIJI 1936 PENNY
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Photos
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
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Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
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Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
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Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 6
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936 Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
1 Penny - Edward VIII (1936) Fiji KM# 6 - CoinsBook
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List of all (25) coins of type: Fiji / Penny
Penny 1934 Penny 1935 Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII) Penny 1936 (King George V) Penny 1937 Penny 1940
Penny 1941 Penny 1942 Penny 1943 Penny 1945 Penny 1949 Penny 1950
Penny 1952 Penny 1954 Penny 1955 Penny 1956 Penny 1957 Penny 1959
Penny 1961 Penny 1963 Penny 1964 Penny 1965 Penny 1966 Penny 1967
Penny 1968