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Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1952 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12573

Summary:
3 Pence, Issued by Fiji, 1952
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Last issue for George VI. Mintage: 400,000
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.221 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, pacific islands
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Fiji
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1952 AD
Denomination: 3 Pence
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; the artist's initials, PM, below bust truncation
Reverse Description: At centre between palm trees a Fijian bure (a local dwelling); around above FIJI 1952; around below, THREE PENCE
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: 12 sided
Material: Nickel Brass
Issued By: Fiji Currency Board, Fiji, 1952
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1952
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Artist: Mr W. Berry, New Zealand, 1947
References: KM#18
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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