Sixpence 1937, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Sixpence 1937, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinSixpence 1937

First Fiji issue for King George VI.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage40,000
Obverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1937 - obverse photo

Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; the artist's initials PM, in field below neck truncation.

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1937 - reverse photo

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1937; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1937 SIXPENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Sixpence 1937: Known varieties
Variety Proof Fiji / Sixpence 1937 / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Sixpence 1937 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Sixpence 1937: References to Information Used
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Sixpence 1937: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (0.500 Silver)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintage40,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerPercy Metcalfe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000
Mass (g)2.8300
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Sixpence 1937: Photos
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1937
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Sixpence 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 8