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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Fiji, 1934 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12634

Summary:
Proof Florin, Issued by, Fiji, 1934.
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First issue of Fiji, the working strikes of the florin were struck in 1933 for issue in 1934
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.317 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire 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: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1934 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGE V 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 1934; above, FIJI; below, FLORIN
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Fiji Currency Board, Fiji, 1934
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1934
References: KM#5
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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