Fiji: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

Fiji (1970 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Fiji, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Fijian Pound. Used in Fiji: (1873 - 1969)
CurrencyFijian Pound
PeriodFijian Pound
Used1873 - 1969
Description

The pound was the currency of Fiji between 1873 and 1969. It was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.

In 1934, coins were introduced in denominations of ½, 1 and 6 pence, 1 shilling and 1 florin (2 shillings). A notable absence from this list is the 3 pence denomination which existed in all other territories which used sterling coinage. The absence of a 3 pence coin was a matter of considerable controversy. The larger denomination Fiji coins were the same size as the corresponding British coins, whereas the ½ and 1 penny cupro-nickel coins were smaller and had holes in them. In 1942 and 1943, coins were produced for Fiji at the San Francisco mint, resulting in brass ½ and 1 penny coins and 90% silver 6 pence, shilling and florin coins. In 1947, a nickel-brass dodecagonal 3 pence coin of identical size and shape to the corresponding sterling coin was finally introduced. Cupro-nickel replaced silver between 1953 and 1957.

In 1871, 1 pound notes were issued at Levuka on the island of Ovalau. These were followed in 1873 by notes of the Fiji Banking and Commercial Company in denominations of 5 and 10 shillings and 1 and 5 pounds. The Bank of New Zealand introduced notes in 1876 in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 20 pounds, followed by 10 shillings notes in 1918. The Bank of New South Wales issued 1 pound notes in 1901.

In 1917, as a wartime emergency measure, the government introduced 1 pound notes, followed by 5 and 10 shillings in 1920, 10 pounds in 1925, 5 pounds in 1926 and 20 pounds in 1934. Emergency issues were also made during World War II for 1 penny, 1 and 2 shillings.

Florin (demonetised 1969)
14 coins (1934 - 1965)
Coin NameMintage
Florin 1934 200,000
Florin 1935 50,000
Florin 1936 65,000
Florin 1937 30,000
Florin 1938 20,000
Florin 1941 20,000
Florin 1942 250,000
Florin 1943 250,000
Florin 1945 100,000
Florin 1957 300,000
Florin 1958 215,000
Florin 1962 200,000
Florin 1964 200,000
Florin 1965 400,000
Shilling (demonetised 1969)
13 coins (1934 - 1965)
Coin NameMintage
Shilling 1934 360,000
Shilling 1935 180,000
Shilling 1936 140,000
Shilling 1937 40,000
Shilling 1938 40,000
Shilling 1941 40,000
Shilling 1942 500,000
Shilling 1943 500,000
Shilling 1957 400,000
Shilling 1958 400,000
Shilling 1961 200,000
Shilling 1962 400,000
Shilling 1965 800,000
Sixpence (demonetised 1969)
15 coins (1934 - 1967)
Coin NameMintage
Sixpence 1934 160,000
Sixpence 1935 120,000
Sixpence 1936 40,000
Sixpence 1937 40,000
Sixpence 1938 40,000
Sixpence 1940 40,000
Sixpence 1941 40,000
Sixpence 1942 400,000
Sixpence 1943 400,000
Sixpence 1953 800,000
Sixpence 1958 400,000
Sixpence 1961 400,000
Sixpence 1962 400,000
Sixpence 1965 800,000
Sixpence 1967 800,000
Threepence (demonetised 1969)
12 coins (1947 - 1967)
Coin NameMintage
Threepence 1947 450,000
Threepence 1950 450,000
Threepence 1952 400,000
Threepence 1955 400,000
Threepence 1956 200,000
Threepence 1958 200,000
Threepence 1960 240,000
Threepence 1961 240,000
Threepence 1963 240,000
Threepence 1964 240,000
Threepence 1965 800,000
Threepence 1967 800,000
Penny (demonetised 1969)
25 coins (1934 - 1968)
Coin NameMintage
Penny 1934 480,000
Penny 1935 240,000
Penny 1936 (King George V) 240,000
Penny 1936 (King Edward VIII) 120,000
Penny 1937 360,000
Penny 1940 144,000
Penny 1941 228,000
Penny 1942 1,000,000
Penny 1943 1,000,000
Penny 1945 240,000
Penny 1949 120,000
Penny 1950 57,600
Penny 1952 230,400
Penny 1954 511,200
Penny 1955 230,400
Penny 1956 230,400
Penny 1957 360,000
Penny 1959 864,000
Penny 1961 432,000
Penny 1963 432,000
Penny 1964 864,000
Penny 1965 1,440,000
Penny 1966 720,000
Penny 1967 720,000
Penny 1968 720,000
Half Penny (demonetised 1969)
10 coins (1934 - 1954)
Coin NameMintage
Halfpenny 1934 96,000
Halfpenny 1940 24,000
Halfpenny 1941 96,000
Halfpenny 1942 250,000
Halfpenny 1943 250,000
Halfpenny 1949 96,000
Halfpenny 1950 115,200
Halfpenny 1951 115,200
Halfpenny 1952 228,000
Halfpenny 1954 228,000
Currency: Fijian Dollar. Used in Fiji: (1969 - present)
CurrencyFijian Dollar
PeriodFijian Dollar
Used1969 - present
Description

The Fijian dollar (currency sign: $; currency code: FJD) has been the currency of Fiji since 1969 and was also the currency between 1867 and 1873. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively FJ$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents.

The dollar was reintroduced on 15 January 1969, replacing the Fijian pound at a rate of 1 pound = 2 dollars, or 10 shillings = FJ$1. Despite Fiji having been a republic since 1987, coins and banknotes continued to feature Queen Elizabeth II until 2013, when they were replaced with pictures of plants and animals.

Five Dollars
2 coins (1993)
One Dollar
12 coins (1969 - 2013)
Ten Cents
28 coins (1969 - 2013)
Coin NameMintage
Ten Cents 1969 3,510,000
Ten Cents 1973 750,000
Ten Cents 1975 752,000
Ten Cents 1976 805,000
Ten Cents 1977 240,000
Ten Cents 1978 666,000
Ten Cents 1979 702,000
Ten Cents 1980 1,002,500
Ten Cents 1981 1,200,000
Ten Cents 1982 1,503,000
Ten Cents 1983 3,006,000
Ten Cents 1984 5,000,000
Ten Cents 1985 660,000
Ten Cents 1986 740,000
Ten Cents 1987 740,000
Ten Cents 1990 2,000,000
Ten Cents 1992 31,640,000
Ten Cents 1994 1,000,000
Ten Cents 1995 736,000
Ten Cents 1996 1,000,000
Ten Cents 1997 2,000,000
Ten Cents 1998 2,000,000
Ten Cents 1999 2,000,000
Ten Cents 2000 1,340,000
Ten Cents 2006 unknown
Ten Cents 2009 unknown
Ten Cents 2012 unknown
Ten Cents 2013 unknown
Five Cents
29 coins (1969 - 2014)
Coin NameMintage
Five Cents 1969 9,210,000
Five Cents 1973 600,000
Five Cents 1974 608,000
Five Cents 1975 1,008,000
Five Cents 1976 1,205,000
Five Cents 1977 960,000
Five Cents 1978 882,000
Five Cents 1979 1,500,000
Five Cents 1980 2,508,500
Five Cents 1981 1,980,000
Five Cents 1982 2,703,000
Five Cents 1983 3,003,000
Five Cents 1984 5,005,000
Five Cents 1986 1,200,000
Five Cents 1987 1,200,000
Five Cents 1990 4,000,000
Five Cents 1992 7,700,000
Five Cents 1994 500,000
Five Cents 1995 FAO 300,000
Five Cents 1997 4,000,000
Five Cents 1998 3,000,000
Five Cents 1999 3,000,000
Five Cents 2000 3,000,000
Five Cents 2006 unknown
Five Cents 2009 unknown
Five Cents 2010 unknown
Five Cents 2012 unknown
Five Cents 2013 unknown
Five Cents 2014 unknown
Two Cents (demonetised 2009)
24 coins (1969 - 2005)
Coin NameMintage
Two Cents 1969 8,010,000
Two Cents 1973 2,110,000
Two Cents 1975 1,500,000
Two Cents 1976 1,004,999
Two Cents 1977 1,250,000
Two Cents 1978 1,504,000
Two Cents 1979 500,000
Two Cents 1980 4,022,499
Two Cents 1981 3,250,000
Two Cents 1982 4,003,000
Two Cents 1983 3,003,000
Two Cents 1984 1,845,000
Two Cents 1985 1,700,000
Two Cents 1986 1,700,000
Two Cents 1987 1,700,000
Two Cents 1990 5,500,000
Two Cents 1992 10,000,000
Two Cents 1994 6,000,000
Two Cents 1995 5,000,000
Two Cents 2001 2,830,000
Two Cents 2002 5,000,000
Two Cents 2003 6,410,000
Two Cents 2004 7,050,000
Two Cents 2005 7,760,000
One Cent (demonetised 2009)
27 coins (1969 - 2006)
Coin NameMintage
One Cent 1969 11,010,000
One Cent 1973 3,000,000
One Cent 1975 2,064,000
One Cent 1976 2,005,000
One Cent 1977 FAO 3,000,000
One Cent 1978 FAO 3,034,000
One Cent 1979 FAO 2,500,000
One Cent 1980 FAO 316,500
One Cent 1981 FAO 4,043,000
One Cent 1982 FAO 5,000,000
One Cent 1983 3,003,000
One Cent 1984 2,295,000
One Cent 1985 unknown
One Cent 1986 3,400,000
One Cent 1987 3,400,000
One Cent 1990 8,500,000
One Cent 1992 16,200,000
One Cent 1994 7,800,000
One Cent 1995 6,000,000
One Cent 1997 12,000,000
One Cent 1999 14,000,000
One Cent 2001 unknown
One Cent 2002 5,880,000
One Cent 2003 8,030,000
One Cent 2004 8,840,000
One Cent 2005 9,720,000
One Cent 2006 unknown
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