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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, Fiji, 1953 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12604

Summary:
Proof 6 Pence, Issued by, Fiji, 1953
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First Fiji issue for Elizabeth II
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.840 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: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1953 AD
Denomination: 6 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, a sea turtle dividing the date 1953; above, FIJI; below, SIXPENCE
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Fiji Currency Board, Fiji, 1953
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1953
Artist: Mr Cecil Thomas, Great Britain, 1953
References: KM#19
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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