Fiji minted their sixpence coins in silver up to and including 1943. After that it was copper-nickel. Coins dated 1934 to 1941 contain 0.046 troy ounces of silver. Coins dated 1942 and 1943 contain 0.082 ounces. Use a web site such as kitco.com to find the current price of silver per troy ounce, then multiply by 0.046 or 0.082 to get the base silver value.
The bust of the reigning British monarch (George V, George VI, and Elizabeth II) appears on the obverse, or 'heads' side of the coin, while a cool sea turtle shows on the reverse.
Some of the earlier dates command collector values slightly above basic silver value. Here are some typical catalog values:
COINS DATED 1934 TO 1941:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $70
Remember that these are catalog values. Use the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert them to actual buy and sell values.
The 1941 and 1942 issues are worth their weight in silver, that is, 0.082 times the current price of silver per troy ounce (explained above). Fully uncirculated specimens may be worth a few dollars more than base silver value.
For the copper-nickel modern issues, they are worth face value unless they are in splendid, fully uncirculated condition. If you have an uncirculated example, a collector might pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection.