Sixpence 1943, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Sixpence 1943, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinSixpence 1943

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

MintSan Francisco Mint Mint MarkLetter S Total Mintage400,000
Obverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1943 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1943 - reverse photo

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1943; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE; the mint mark, S, under 43 of the date.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1943 SIXPENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Sixpence 1943: References to Information Used
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Sixpence 1943: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (0.900 Silver)
Issued1943
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 IDKLBR-PERR-CMPB-EMNY
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Sixpence 1943: Photos
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1943
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Sixpence 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 11a