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Coin - 3 Pence, Fiji, 1956 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12577

3 Pence, Issued by Fiji, 1956
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Mintage: 200,000
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.114 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, 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: 1956 AD
Denomination: 3 Pence
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; the artist's initials, CT, incuse on bust truncation
Reverse Description: At centre between palm trees a Fijian bure (a local dwelling); around above FIJI 1956; around below, THREE PENCE
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: 12 sided
Material: Nickel Brass
Issued By: Fiji Currency Board, Fiji, 1956
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1956
Artist: Mr Cecil Thomas, Great Britain, 1953
Artist: Mr W. Berry, New Zealand, 1947
References: KM#22
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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