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 Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage40,000
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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
Images Fiji / Sixpence 1937 / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Sixpence 1937 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 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
Size19.500 mm
Mass2.830 g
OCC IDDRMK-GOZA-CZDV-ENXQ
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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