Sixpence 1942, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Sixpence 1942, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinSixpence 1942

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

MintSan Francisco Mint Mint MarkLetter S Total 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
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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
Size19.500 mm
Mass2.830 g
OCC IDRDKL-MEMK-CKPB-ENZB
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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