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Coin type: Two Cents
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.

From 1969 to 1987, two cent coins were bronze and measured 21.1 mm, with a mass of 3.85 g.
From 1990 to 2005, two cent coins were copper-plated zinc and measured 21.08 mm, with a mass of 3.16 g.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value2 (x Cent)
Years produced1969 - 2009 CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
Material DesignerJ. Ken Payne
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend, date.

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

Obverse inscriptionELIZABETH II FIJI [year]
Reverse

Palm fan, common throughout Fiji, made of woven palm leaf material; on leaf, 2; below, cents.

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

Reverse inscription2 cents
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
List of 24 coins of type: Two Cents from Fiji
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Two Cents 1969 8,010,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1969
Two Cents 1973 2,110,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1973
Two Cents 1975 1,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Two Cents 1976 1,004,999 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Two Cents 1977 1,250,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1977
Two Cents 1978 1,504,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Two Cents 1979 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Two Cents 1980 4,022,499 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Two Cents 1981 3,250,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Two Cents 1982 4,003,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Two Cents 1983 3,003,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Two Cents 1984 1,845,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Two Cents 1985 1,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1985
Two Cents 1986 1,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Two Cents 1987 1,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
Two Cents 1990 5,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
Two Cents 1992 10,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1992
Two Cents 1994 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1994
Two Cents 1995 5,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1995
Two Cents 2001 2,830,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2001
Two Cents 2002 5,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2002
Two Cents 2003 6,410,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2003
Two Cents 2004 7,050,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2004
Two Cents 2005 7,760,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2005