Gold Ounce 2022 Dogs, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

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

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 Dogs premium bullion coin is the second issue in a range of coins featuring animals.

Dogs are generally considered "man's best friend". The domestication of the wolf can be dated back more than 100,000 years, making the dog the oldest domestic animal of man. Today, there are about 800 known dog breeds - the Chihuahua is one of the smallest recognised dog breeds, whereas the Great Dane with a withers height of at least 80 cm and the Irish Wolfhound with up to 95 cm are among the largest dog breeds.

MintMünzen Engel Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage250
Fiji / Gold Ounce 2022 Dogs - 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 a 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 ounce 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 Dogs - reverse photo

The reverse side depicts a dog leaping towards the viewer with its snout happily open and its tail raised. Front paws are crossed in the air while he pushes off with powerful hind legs ready for the next leap. The background is a mountain backdrop, the slopes of which rise steeply to the right. On the right side, on a hill in front of the mountains, a house nestles against the mountainside.

Around above right, the name of the coin: DOGS.

Reverse Inscription DOGS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated (proof-like).
Packaging: in coin capsule.
Date of issue: 30 August 2022.

See also

Coins in the animals series issued for Fiji include (ordered by design / metal / size):
- 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 Gold, Dogs, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Dogs, 2022
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Dogs, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Cats - Second Issue, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Dogs, 2023

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Gold Ounce 2022 Dogs: Details
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
SymbolCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.0000 mm
Mass31.1030 g
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