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GB King George VI

COS:
GB King
GEORGE VI
11.12.1936 - 6.2.1952


Gov:
Sir Harry Charles
Luke
16.9.1938 - 1942
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Gov:
Sir Philip Euen
Mitchell
21.7.1942 - 1.1.1945

Colony of Fiji,
1942 Emergency Banknote Issues

Colony of Fiji

Printer: See Info Below at bottom
Watermark:
 See Info Below at bottom

Government of Fiji

FjiN.343P.39a1Penny1942.JPG
N.345, RC.56, SB.1371, P.47a  1d 1.7.1942
 
FjiN.343P.39a1Penny1942r.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Martin, Banting
N.346  3d (1) Unfinished, unissued
N.346A  6d(1) Unfinished, unissued
FjiN.344sP.40s1Shilling1.1.1942.JPG
N.347s,RC.53, SB.1372s1, P.48s  1/- 1.1.1942
SPECIMEN
FjiN.344sP.40s1Shilling1.1.1942r.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.344RC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942threedigitserial.jpg
N.347, RC.53, SB1372, P.48a  1/- 1.1.1942  
3 Digit Serial *
FjiN.344RC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942fourdigitserialr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.344RC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942fourdigitserial.jpg
N.347, RC.53, SB1372, P.48a  1/- 1.1.1942  
4 Digit Serial
*
FjiN.344RC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942fivedigitserialr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.344RC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942fivedigitserial.jpg
N.347, RC.53, SB1372, P.48a  1/- 1.1.1942  
5 Digit Serial *
FjiN.344rRC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942remainderr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.344rRC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942remainder.jpg
N.347r, RC.53, SB1372r, P.48r  1/- 1.1.1942  
Remainder *
FjiN.344rRC.53SB1372P.401Shilling1.1.1942remainderr.jpg
Back Remainder
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.247rRC.53P.40r1Shilling1.1.1942.jpg
N.347r, RC.53, P.48r 1 Shilling 1.1.1942.
Remainder, Uncut Sheet
FjiN.346sP.42s2Shillings1.1.1942.JPG
N.348s, RC.54, SB.1374bs, P.50s  2/- 1.1.1942
 
FjiN.346sP.42s2Shi1.1.1942r.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.347RC.55P.422Shillings1.1.19422digitSerial.jpg
N.348b, RC.54, SB.1374, P.50a  2/- 1.1.1942
 
 2 Digit Serial *
FjiN.347RC.55P.422Shillings1.1.19422digitSerialr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.349cRC.55SB.1374P.a2Shilliings1.1.19423digitSerial.jpg
N.348c, RC.54, SB.1374, P.50a  2/- 1.1.1942 
3 Digit Serial *
FjiN.349cRC.55SB.1374P.a2Shilliings1.1.19423digitSerialr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.346P.42a2Shillings1.1.1942.JPG
N.348d, RC.54, SB.1374, P.50a  2/- 1.1.1942 
 
4 Digit Serial
FjiN.346P.42a2Shi1.1.1942r.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.349eRC.55SB.1374P.42a2Shilliings1.1.19425digitSerial.jpg
N.348e, RC.54, SB.1374, P.50a  2/- 1.1.1942
 
5 Digit Serial
*
FjiN.349eRC.55SB.1374P.42a2Shilliings1.1.19425digitSerialr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.349fRC.55SB.1374P.42a2Shilliings1.1.19426digitSerial.jpg
N.348f, RC.54, SB.1374, P.50a  2/- 1.1.1942
6 Digit Serial *
FjiN.349fRC.55SB.1374P.42a2Shilliings1.1.19426digitSerialr.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.349rRC.55SB.1374P.42a2Shilliings1.1.1942.jpg
N.348rs, RC.54, SB.1374, P.50r  2/- 1.1.1942  
Remainder with selvidge
*
FjiN.349rRC.55SB.1374P.42a2Shilliings1.1.1942r.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Hayward, Banting
FjiN.248rRC.54P.42r2Shillings1.1.1942.jpg
N.348r, RC.54, P.50r 2 Shillings 1.1.1942
Remainder, Uncut Sheet
FjiN.345AP.41a1Shilling1.9.1942A.JPG
N.349A,RC.55, SB.1373a, P.49a  1/- 1.9.1942
 
FjiN.345AP.41a1Shilling1.9.1942Ar.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Banting, Martin
FjiN.345BsP.41s1Shilling1.9.1942B.JPG
N.349Bs,RC.55, SB.1373b1s, P.49bs  1/- 1.9.1942
 
FjiN.345BsP.41s1Shi1.9.1942Br.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Banting, Martin
FjiN.347BRC.54P.411Shilling1.1.1942.jpg
N.349B, RC.55, P.49b 1 Shilling 1.9.1942
3 Digit Serial  *
FjiN.347BRC.54P.411Shilling1.1.1942r.jpg
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Banting, Martin
FjiN.345BP.41a1Shilling1.9.1942B.JPG
N.349B, RC.55, SB.1373a, P.49b  1/- 1.9.1942
 
FjiN.345BP.41a1Shi1.9.1942r.JPG
Back
Sig.: Robertson, Banting, Martin

PRINTER

1d -

Australia Government Printer

1/-, 2/-

Fiji Government Printer, letterpress

WATERMARK

1d

Partial watermark appears on some notes:
"HUGUENOT EXTRA STRONG
MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"

1 Shilling 1.1.1942

Partial watermark appears on some notes:
 "T.Edmon..1929"

2 Shillings 1.1.1942

Partial watermark appears on some notes:
"Gowen EXTRA STRONG"

1 Shilling 1.9.1942

Partial watermark appears on some notes:
"Gowen EXTRA STRONG"
(1) Unfinished examples of the 3d and 6d are housed in the Reserve Bank of Fiji Museum
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BACKGROUNDER**
1d  N.345- WW II Remembered claims 100,000 were issued.  I have seen the figure of 1 million in other publications, such as Coin World.  I suspect the latter may be more correct, because so many are available.  These are easily obtained in Uncirculated condition.  The reason is the American GIs in Fiji at the time.  One penny was nothing in value, but the fact the note pictured a penny with a hole in it, was a source of amusement to the GIs, who thought of a penny in very different terms.  Being paper and low value, many of the GIs sent copies back to their families along with their letters home.

1/- N.347 - WW II Remembered reports that 90,000 were issued.
1/- N.349 - WW II Remembered reports that 71,000 were issued.
2/- N.348 - WW II Remembered reports that 180,000 were issued.

Interesting point:  the 2/- note was issued by "The Government of Fiji" while the underprint indicates "Colony of Fiji".

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

* We gratefully acknowledge Neville Cuthbert who provided images and background information used in this section.


** We gratefully acknowledge Don Cleveland, IBNS Assistant General Secretary & Assistant Treasurer for Australasia who provided background info and assistance with this section.