Fiji 6-PENCE (KM19)
Fiji 6-PENCE (KM19)

Fiji 6-PENCE (KM19) Green Sea Turtle

At 1 to 1.5 m long and up to 200 kg, the Green Sea Turtle is the largest hard-shelled turtle. Unfortunately, world populations are either threatened or endangered.

I believe that this coin is the first turtle coin issued in modern times. It was originally issued in silver in 1934 and the composition was changed to copper-nickel in 1953. Unfortunately this wonderfully engraved turtle didn't survive the change to decimal coinage after 1969.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 19.3 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM19

Obverse Legend

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Reverse Legend

FIJI SIXPENCE

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