Ten Cents, Coin Type from Fiji - detailed information

Ten Cents, Coin Type from Fiji (issued 1969 - )
Coin TypeTen 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, ten cent coins were copper-nickel and measured 23.6 mm, with a mass of 5.65 g.
From 1990 to 2006, ten cent coins were nickel-plated steel and measured 23.6 mm, with a mass of 4.75 g.
2009 and later issues are nickel-plated steel and measure 21.5 mm, with a mass of 3.55 g.

Obverse
Fiji / Ten Cents - obverse photo

Between 1969 and 2010, the obverse of the 10 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 10 cent coins have a Beka Mirimiri (Fiji Flying Fox) hanging upside down; the legend is FIJI [year] Beka mirimiri.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse
Fiji / Ten Cents - reverse photo

Ula tava tava (a Fijian throwing club); above, 10; below, cents. 2012 and later issues have lulā tavatava around above.

The model for the coin was a prized possession of King Cakobau (1817 - 1883). It is now in the Fiji Museum in Suva.

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

Reverse Inscription 10 cents
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Cents - (28) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Ten Cents 1969 Fiji / Ten Cents 1969 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1969 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,510,000
Ten Cents 1973 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 750,000
Ten Cents 1975 Fiji / Ten Cents 1975 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1975 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 752,000
Ten Cents 1976 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 805,000
Ten Cents 1977 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 240,000
Ten Cents 1978 Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 666,000
Ten Cents 1979 Fiji / Ten Cents 1979 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1979 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 702,000
Ten Cents 1980 Fiji / Ten Cents 1980 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1980 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,002,500
Ten Cents 1981 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,200,000
Ten Cents 1982 Fiji / Ten Cents 1982 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1982 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,503,000
Ten Cents 1983 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,006,000
Ten Cents 1984 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,000,000
Ten Cents 1985 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 660,000
Ten Cents 1986 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 740,000
Ten Cents 1987 Fiji / Ten Cents 1987 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1987 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 740,000
Ten Cents 1990 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Ten Cents 1992 Fiji / Ten Cents 1992 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1992 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 31,640,000
Ten Cents 1994 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Ten Cents 1995 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 736,000
Ten Cents 1996 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Ten Cents 1997 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Ten Cents 1998 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Ten Cents 1999 Fiji / Ten Cents 1999 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 1999 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Ten Cents 2000 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,340,000
Ten Cents 2006 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Ten Cents 2009 Fiji / Ten Cents 2009 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 2009 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Ten Cents 2012 Fiji / Ten Cents 2012 - reverse photo Fiji / Ten Cents 2012 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Ten Cents 2013 Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Ten Cents: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-types Ten Cents Old
Ten Cents New
From1969
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Material
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Ten Cents: Photos
ImageDetails
Fiji, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1982
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Source
Fiji, Elizabeth II, 10 Cents, 1982
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