George VI (1936-1952)
|Value||2 Shillings (0.1)|
|Composition||Paper (Pinkish colour with lettering printed on)|
|Technique||Screen printing (Printed locally, emergency issue small change notes)|
|Demonetized||14 January 1969|
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
Values, Serial Number at top, frame which is idented on corner for values in numbers. Coat of arms top centre. lettering and hand added serial numbers with machine. Printed signatures
GOVERNMENT OF FIJI
These notes are legal tender for payment of an amount not exceeding Forty Shillings
For the Government of Fiji , 1st January 1942
Commissioner of Currency
Plain back, Paper is joined lines of writing in small print
Lettering: "Colony of Fiji" repeated
These were emergency notes used for a expected currency shortage in World War 2, issued after the Japanese invasion of Hawaii and its rapid spread through the South Pacific, these notes were used for an expected shortage of coin due to Nazi and Japanese sea craft intercepting supplies from Great Britain.
Fortunately the Americans minted coins for Fiji in 1942/43 and although used, these notes were used with the coinage. Most are pretty tatty. Also issued were One Penny and One Shilling notes. These complemented coins and standard banknotes at values from 5/- to £20.
A member of this site wants to exchange it: vasyli