Gold Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar, Coin from Fiji
CoinGold Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Fiji has authorised a number of private mints to issue collector coins in precious metals, which are legal tender in the country but are not intended for general circulation. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - including one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). These are sometimes made using "smartminting" or other innovative techniques and are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Fiji itself.

This coin is part of a Scottsdale Mint series of legal tender bullion coins.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Fiji / Gold Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the Coat of Arms of Fiji, as adopted in 1908 by a Royal Warrant, consisting of a shield divided quarterly by the Cross of St. George and charged with lion at the top, supported by two Fijian warriors, one on each side - one clutching a spear and one holding a totokia club, and topped with a takia - a traditional Fijian outrigger canoe, in full sail.

The objects on the Coat of Arms carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The Cross of St. George and the lion at the top represent the United Kingdom, the former colonial power that ruled over Fiji. The cacao pod held in the lion's paw, along with the sugarcane, coconut palm and bananas occupying three of the four quadrants, represent the country's natural resource. The bottom left quadrant contains a dove that symbolises peace.

At the bottom is the country's motto: Rerevaka na kalou ka doka na Tui; translated from Fijian: Fear God and honour the Queen.

Around above, the name of the country and the date of issue: FIJI · 2018; around below, the face value · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Around left and around right, the precious metal content: 1 TROY OZ 9999 GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

The centre is patterned with thin concentric circles. The rim is decorated with a traditional geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription FIJI · 2018 · 5 DOLLARS · 1 TROY OZ 9999 GOLD
Reverse
Fiji / Gold Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar - reverse photo

The reverse depicts a Pacific beach scene with palm trees.

Around above, the inscription PACIFIC DOLLAR.

In vertical micro-stripes below, a latent image with the date of issue: 2018.

Reverse Inscription PACIFIC DOLLAR 2018
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: serialised Certi-Lock packaging (assay blister).

See also

There is also a silver ounce with the same design.

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Gold Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
SymbolCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-PANK-EJYG
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