Penny 1949, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Penny 1949, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinPenny 1949

The title Emperor was removed after the independence of India (this was the first penny issued for Fiji after Indian independence).

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage120,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Penny 1949 - obverse photo

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

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

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

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1949 PENNY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Penny 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Penny 1949: References to Information Used
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Penny 1949: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypePenny (CuproNickel)
Issued1949
MonarchKing George VI
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Mintage120,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerPercy Metcalfe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size26.000 mm
Mass6.340 g
OCC IDDRMK-GOZA-CZPV-ENXQ
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Penny 1949: Photos
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Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, Fiji, 1949
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Penny 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 17