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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1943 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12644

Florin, Issued by Fiji, 1943 S
Minted by San Francisco Mint, USA
Statement Of Significance:
Struck at the San Francisco mint with a .900 fine silver alloy due to World War II. Mintage: 250,000
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.234 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: 1943 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the King facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse Description: Shield of arms of Fiji, the English lion facing left above the Cross of St. George, in its paws, a cocoa pod; below in four quarters around the cross: sugarcanes, a coconut palm, a bunch of bananas and the dove of peace (the main element of the flag of King Cakobau, first King of Fiji) the shield has no supporters and divides the date 1943; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN; the mint mark, S, below the shield
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Fiji Currency Board, Fiji, 1943
Mint: San Francisco (Mint), United States of America, 1943
References: KM#13a
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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