Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII), Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII), Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinPenny 1936 (King Edward VIII)

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.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage120,000
Obverse
Fiji / Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII) - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription EDWARD · VIII · KING · EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII) - reverse photo

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

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1936 PENNY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Known varieties
Variety Proof Fiji / Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII) / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII) / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): References to Information Used
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Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypePenny (CuproNickel)
Issued1936
MonarchKing Edward VIII
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Mintage120,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)26
Mass (g)6.3400
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Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII): Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
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Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1936
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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