Two Cents, Coin Type from Fiji - detailed information

Two Cents, Coin Type from Fiji (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 NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Cents 1969 Fiji / Two Cents 1969 - reverse photo Fiji / Two Cents 1969 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
Mintage: 8,010,000
Two Cents 1973 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,110,000
Two Cents 1975 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,500,000
Two Cents 1976 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,004,999
Two Cents 1977 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,250,000
Two Cents 1978 Fiji / Two Cents 1978 - reverse photo Fiji / Two Cents 1978 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,504,000
Two Cents 1979 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 500,000
Two Cents 1980 Material:
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 4,022,499
Two Cents 1981 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,250,000
Two Cents 1982 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,003,000
Two Cents 1983 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,003,000
Two Cents 1984 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,845,000
Two Cents 1985 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,700,000
Two Cents 1986 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,700,000
Two Cents 1987 Material:
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,700,000
Two Cents 1990 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 5,500,000
Two Cents 1992 Fiji / Two Cents 1992 - reverse photo Fiji / Two Cents 1992 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 10,000,000
Two Cents 1994 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 6,000,000
Two Cents 1995 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 5,000,000
Two Cents 2001 Fiji / Two Cents 2001 - reverse photo Fiji / Two Cents 2001 - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 2,830,000
Two Cents 2002 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 5,000,000
Two Cents 2003 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 6,410,000
Two Cents 2004 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 7,050,000
Two Cents 2005 Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 7,760,000
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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)
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