Fiji 1950 3 pence
This specimen was lot 34305 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "George VI Proof 3 Pence 1950 PR65 NGC. A seldom offered Proof type with spectacular reflectivity." This type was struck 1950 and 1952 and is common, tho the proofs are scarce. Coinage was initiated for the Fiji Islands in 1934, the year after New Zealand and the year before New Guinea. The sterling coinage ceased in 1968.
Recorded mintage: 450,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: nickel brass.
Catalog reference: KM 18.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.