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Coin type: Five Cents Old
Description

In 1969, Fiji changed to a decimal currency. The currency structure was the 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 20c coins, and the $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 notes.

In October 2008, the issuance of 1 and 2 cents coins ceased. In February 2009, a new set of smaller size and lighter coins were introduced. The larger size coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents as well as the 1 and 2 cents were demonetised in April 2009.

According to Krause:
From 1969 to 1987, five cent coins were copper-nickel and measured 19.41 mm, with a mass of 2.83 g.
From 1990 to 2006, five cent coins were nickel-plated steel and measured 19.41 mm, with a mass of 2.34 g.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-type ofFive Cents Sub-types
Face value5 (x Cent)
Years produced1969 - 2006 CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
Material DesignerJ. Ken Payne
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.4100 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend, date.

Throughout the existence of this coin type, the only monarch was Queen Elizabeth II and the legend used was ELIZABETH II FIJI.

Obverse inscriptionELIZABETH II FIJI [year]
Reverse

Lali (a Fijian drum carved from a solid log - the inside hollowed out), beaten with two sticks; above, 5; below, cents.

The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.

Reverse inscription5 cents
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The Reserve Bank of Fiji statement says that "In February 2009, a new set of smaller size and lighter coins were introduced." However, Krause lists both the old "large" 5 cent coins and the new "small" 5 cent coins as virtually the same diameter (the new ones actually slightly larger) and of identical mass.

List of 22 coins of type: Five Cents Old from Fiji
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1969 9,210,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1969
Five Cents 1973 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1973
Five Cents 1975 1,008,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Five Cents 1976 1,205,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Five Cents 1977 960,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1977
Five Cents 1978 882,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Five Cents 1979 1,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Five Cents 1980 2,508,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Five Cents 1981 1,980,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Five Cents 1982 2,703,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Five Cents 1983 3,003,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Five Cents 1984 5,005,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Five Cents 1986 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Five Cents 1987 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
Five Cents 1990 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
Five Cents 1992 7,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1992
Five Cents 1995 FAO 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1995
Five Cents 1997 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1997
Five Cents 1998 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1998
Five Cents 1999 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1999
Five Cents 2000 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2000
Five Cents 2006 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2006