Sixpence 1942, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Sixpence 1942, Coin from Fiji
CoinSixpence 1942

War-time silver alloy .900 fine (the standard pre-war was .500).

MintSan Francisco Mint Mintage400,000
Obverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1942 - obverse photo

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

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

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1942; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE; the mint mark, S, under 42 of the date.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1942 SIXPENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Sixpence 1942: References to Information Used
Sixpence 1942: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (0.900 Silver)
Issued1942
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head)
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintage400,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1969)
Material0.900 Silver
DesignerPercy Metcalfe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000
Mass (g)2.8300
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Sixpence 1942: Photos
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1942
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1942
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Sixpence 1942: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 11a