One Dollar 1997, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

One Dollar 1997, Coin from Fiji
CoinOne Dollar 1997

MintRoyal Mint Mintage1,000,000, Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third portrait"); around, the monarch's legend and date: ELIZABETH II FIJI 1997. Incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II FIJI 1997
Reverse

In the centre of the coin, a saqamoli (also spelled saqa moli - a native earthenware water vessel consisting of three conjoined spherical bulbs joined together by cylindrical stirrups coming together at the centre). Above, the denomination and value $1. Around below, SAQAMOLI.

Reverse Inscription $1 SAQAMOLI
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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One Dollar 1997: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Circulating (Large)
Issued1997
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintage1,000,000, Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)8
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One Dollar 1997: Photos
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One Dollar 1997: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 73
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