Twenty Cents, Coin Type from Fiji - detailed information

Twenty Cents, Coin Type from Fiji (issued 1969 - )
Coin TypeTwenty 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, twenty cent coins were copper-nickel and measured 28.5 mm, with a mass of 11.31 g.
From 1990 to 2006, twenty cent coins were nickel-plated steel and measured 28.5 mm, with a mass of 10.5 g. (except the 2003 South Pacific Games Commemorative, which is listed as copper-nickel with mass of 11.24 g.).
2009 and later issues are nickel-plated steel and measure 24 mm, with a mass of 4.68 g.

Obverse
Fiji / Twenty Cents - obverse photo

Between 1969 and 2010, the obverse of the 20 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 20 cent coins have a Kakā (Kadavu Shining Parrot) on a branch; the legend is FIJI [year] Kakā.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse
Fiji / Twenty Cents - reverse photo

Tabua on braided sennit cord (a Fijian traditional cultural gift, the polished tooth of a sperm whale); above, 20; below, cents. Contrary to popular belief, these objects were not used as currency.

2012 and later issues have Tabua around above.

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

Reverse Inscription 20 cents
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Twenty Cents - (31) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Twenty Cents 1969 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1969 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1969 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,010,000
Twenty Cents 1973 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1973 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 250,000
Twenty Cents 1974 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1974 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 252,000
Twenty Cents 1975 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1975 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 352,000
Twenty Cents 1976 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1976 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 405,000
Twenty Cents 1977 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1977 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 200,000
Twenty Cents 1978 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1978 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 408,000
Twenty Cents 1979 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1979 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1979 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 500,000
Twenty Cents 1980 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1980 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,016,500
Twenty Cents 1981 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1981 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1981 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,200,000
Twenty Cents 1982 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1982 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,503,000
Twenty Cents 1983 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1983 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,006,000
Twenty Cents 1984 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1984 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,005,000
Twenty Cents 1985 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1985 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1985 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 240,000
Twenty Cents 1986 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1986 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1986 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 360,000
Twenty Cents 1987 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1987 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1987 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 360,000
Twenty Cents 1990 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1990 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1990 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 1,500,000
Twenty Cents 1992 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1992 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Twenty Cents 1994 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1994 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 1994 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 500,000
Twenty Cents 1995 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1995 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 200,000
Twenty Cents 1996 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1996 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Twenty Cents 1997 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1997 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 153,000
Twenty Cents 1998 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1998 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Twenty Cents 1999 Fiji / Twenty Cents 1999 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Twenty Cents 2000 Fiji / Twenty Cents 2000 - reverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Twenty Cents 2003 South Pacific Games Fiji / Twenty Cents 2003 South Pacific Games - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 2003 South Pacific Games - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,540,000
Twenty Cents 2006 Fiji / Twenty Cents 2006 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 2006 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Twenty Cents 2009 Fiji / Twenty Cents 2009 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 2009 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Twenty Cents 2010 Fiji / Twenty Cents 2010 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Twenty Cents 2012 Fiji / Twenty Cents 2012 - reverse photo Fiji / Twenty Cents 2012 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Twenty Cents 2013 Fiji / Twenty Cents 2013 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Twenty Cents: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Sub-types Twenty Cents Old
Twenty Cents New
From1969
Face Value20 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Material
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Twenty Cents: Photos
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Fiji, 20 Cents, 2009
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