Fiji: Coin Shilling 1942 - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Shilling 1942
CoinShilling 1942

Struck at the San Francisco mint with .900 fine silver due to the war.

MintUnited States Mint, San Francisco
Obverse
Fiji / Shilling 1942 - obverse photo

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR.

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Shilling 1942 - reverse photo

Outrigger canoe under sail to right dividing the date 1942; above, SHILLING; below, FIJI; the mint mark, S, below the canoe.

Reverse Inscription SHILLING 1942 FIJI
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Shilling 1942: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeShilling (0.900 Silver)
Issued1942
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Mintage500,000
Material0.900 Silver
DesignerPercy Metcalfe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000
Mass (g)5.6600
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Shilling 1942: Photos
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Fiji Islands 1942 Shilling
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Fiji Islands 1942 Shilling
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Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1942
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Coin - 1 Shilling, Fiji, 1942
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Shilling 1942: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 12a