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Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1942 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12599

Summary:
6 Pence, Issued by Fiji, 1942 S
Minted by San Francisco, USA
Statement Of Significance:
War-time silver alloy .900 fine (the standard pre-war was .500)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.790 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, pacific islands
Themes this item is part of: San Francisco Mint, Medal Makers, United States of America, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Fiji
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1942 AD
Denomination: 6 Pence
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse Description: At centre, a sea turtle dividing the date 1942; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE; the mint mark, S, under 42 of the date
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Fiji Currency Board, Fiji, 1942
Mint: San Francisco (Mint), United States of America, 1942
References: KM#11
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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