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1 Shilling - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Fiji
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1957-1965
Value 1 Shilling (1/20)
Currency Pound (1873-1969)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 23
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Queen Elizabeth II facing right surrounded by legend

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Traditional Fijian sailboat surrounded by legend

Lettering:
SHILLING
19 57
FIJI

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1957  400,000 0.50 1.42 1.91 33%
1957  0.6% Proof
1958  400,000 2.04 2.04 32%
1958  0.8% Proof
1961  200,000 15%
1961  0.7% Proof
1962  400,000 1.54 2.38 25%
1962  1.1% Proof
1965  800,000 1.07 2.38 30%

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