Fiji: Coin Type Two Cents - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Type Two Cents (issued 1969 - 2009)
Coin TypeTwo 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.

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.

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
All Coins of Type: Two Cents (24)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Cents 1969 8,010,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1969
Two Cents 1973 2,110,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1973
Two Cents 1975 1,500,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Two Cents 1976 1,004,999 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Two Cents 1977 1,250,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1977
Two Cents 1978 1,504,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Two Cents 1979 500,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Two Cents 1980 4,022,499 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Two Cents 1981 3,250,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Two Cents 1982 4,003,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Two Cents 1983 3,003,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Two Cents 1984 1,845,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Two Cents 1985 1,700,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1985
Two Cents 1986 1,700,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Two Cents 1987 1,700,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
Two Cents 1990 5,500,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
Two Cents 1992 10,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1992
Two Cents 1994 6,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1994
Two Cents 1995 5,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1995
Two Cents 2001 2,830,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2001
Two Cents 2002 5,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2002
Two Cents 2003 6,410,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2003
Two Cents 2004 7,050,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2004
Two Cents 2005 7,760,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2005
Advertising
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
Two Cents: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
From1969
To2009
Face Value2 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
Material
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)