Sixpence 1953, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Sixpence 1953, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 1969)
CoinSixpence 1953

First Fiji issue for Queen Elizabeth II.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage800,000
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Obverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1953 - obverse photo

Crowned head of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials CT, incuse on bust truncation.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Reverse
Fiji / Sixpence 1953 - reverse photo

At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1953; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE.

Reverse Inscription FIJI 1953 SIXPENCE
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Sixpence 1953: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Fiji / Sixpence 1953 / Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Sixpence 1953 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Sixpence 1953: References to Information Used
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Sixpence 1953: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Issued1953
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Cecil Thomas
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintage800,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1969
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerPercy Metcalfe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size19.500 mm
Mass2.800 g
OCC IDXYRV-POVR-CXRR-ODQG
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Sixpence 1953: Photos
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953
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Sixpence 1953: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 19