Five Cents, Coin Type from Fiji - detailed information

Five Cents, Coin Type from Fiji (issued 1969 - )
Coin TypeFive Cents

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.
2009 and later issues are nickel-plated steel and measure 19.5 mm, with a mass of 2.34 g.

Obverse

Between 1969 and 2010, the obverse of the 5 cent coins depicted an effigy of the monarch, legend and date. During this time, the only monarch was Queen Elizabeth II and the legend used was ELIZABETH II FIJI.

In 2012, a new series was started where the obverse depicts representatives of the fauna of Fiji. The 5 cents has a local fish ("Luga roro" - Foxfaced Rabbit Fish); the legend is FIJI [year] Nuqa roro.

Obverse Inscription
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 Inscription 5 cents
EdgePlainEdge 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.

Coin Type: Five Cents - (29) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Five Cents 1969 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,210,000
Five Cents 1973 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 600,000
Five Cents 1974 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 608,000
Five Cents 1975 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,008,000
Five Cents 1976 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,205,000
Five Cents 1977 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 960,000
Five Cents 1978 Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 882,000
Five Cents 1979 Fiji / Five Cents 1979 - reverse photo Fiji / Five Cents 1979 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,500,000
Five Cents 1980 Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,508,500
Five Cents 1981 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,980,000
Five Cents 1982 Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,703,000
Five Cents 1983 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,003,000
Five Cents 1984 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,005,000
Five Cents 1986 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,200,000
Five Cents 1987 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,200,000
Five Cents 1990 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 4,000,000
Five Cents 1992 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 7,700,000
Five Cents 1994 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 500,000
Five Cents 1995 FAO Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 300,000
Five Cents 1997 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,000,000
Five Cents 1998 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,000,000
Five Cents 1999 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,000,000
Five Cents 2000 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,000,000
Five Cents 2006 Fiji / Five Cents 2006 - reverse photo Fiji / Five Cents 2006 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2009 Fiji / Five Cents 2009 - reverse photo Fiji / Five Cents 2009 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2010 Fiji / Five Cents 2010 - reverse photo Fiji / Five Cents 2010 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2012 Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2013 Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2014 Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Five Cents: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-types Five Cents Old
Five Cents New
From1969
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Material
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass