Gold Ounce 2022 Cats, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Cats, Coin from Fiji
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Cats

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.

The Cats premium bullion coin is the first issue in a range of coins featuring animals.

With their stubbornness, grace and independent character, cats have captivated people for over 9,000 years and were admired and revered as sacred animals, especially in ancient Egypt.

MintMünzen Engel Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage250
Fiji / Gold Ounce 2022 Cats - 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.

On the left and right, separated by the Coat of Arms, the precious metal content: 1oz .999 FINE GOLD (one troy ounces of 99.9% gold).

Around above, the name of the country and the date of issue: FIJI 2022; around below, the face value 5 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription FIJI 2022 5 DOLLARS 1oz .999 FINE GOLD
Fiji / Gold Ounce 2022 Cats - reverse photo

The reverse is almost completely filled by the image of a cat surrounded by grasses and flowers.

Around above right, the name of the series CATS.

Reverse Inscription CATS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: in coin capsule.
Issue price: 2,197.77 €

See also

Coins in the animals series issued for Fiji include:
- 1 oz Gold, Cats, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Antique, Cats, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Cats, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Cats, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dogs, 2022

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Gold Ounce 2022 Cats: Details
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
SymbolCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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