The Fijian Dollar has been the currency of Fiji since 1969, when it replaced the pre-decimal Fijian Pound. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively FJ$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.
Apart from the regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These are typically in standard bullion sizes, such as one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).
This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series of 1oz silver bullion coins featuring a Hawksbill Turtle (Taku). The series was issued for Fiji between 2010 and 2013, and for Niue after that.
Hawksbill turtles are found throughout the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Named for their narrow, pointed beak, they are also recognisable by a distinctive pattern of overlapping scales on their exquisitely coloured shells. This species prefers coastlines and coral reefs where they can find sponges, a primary food source for these omnivores.
Making incredible migrations to move from feeding sites to tropical beaches that serve as nesting grounds, Hawksbill turtles come to New Zealand every year from Fiji. Although they’ve been sighted as far south as Cook Strait, they are mostly seen in the upper North Island of New Zealand in the clear, shallow waters of the island shelve.
Like many sea turtles, hawksbills are a critically endangered species due mostly to human impact. Hawksbill eggs are still eaten around the world despite the turtle’s international protected status, and they are often killed for their flesh and their stunning shells that are highly valuable in some marketplaces.
|Silver Ounce 2010 Fiji Taku||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait||ELIZABETH II · FIJI · TWO DOLLARS 2010|
|Silver Ounce 2011 Fiji Taku||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait||ELIZABETH II · FIJI · TWO DOLLARS 2011|
|Silver Ounce 2012 Fiji Taku||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait||ELIZABETH II · FIJI · TWO DOLLARS 2012|
|Silver Ounce 2013 Fiji Taku||350,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2013 TWO DOLLARS|
|Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana||75,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2015 ONE DOLLAR|
|Silver Ounce 2016 Iguana||75,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2016 1 DOLLAR|
|Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave||52,500||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·|
|Silver Ounce 2018 Mermaid Rising||17,500||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·|
|Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives||16,500||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2018 1 DOLLAR 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar||250,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2018 · 1 DOLLAR · 1 TROY OZ 999 SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2021 Cats||12,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2021 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2021 Shrek - Christmas||10,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2021 50 CENTS 1 OZ .999 SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2022 Cats (Coloured)||2,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2022 Dogs||14,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2022 Dogs, High Relief||500||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2022 Cats, Second Issue||14,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2022 Jurassic World Dominion||10,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2022 Ancient Warriors - Samurai||11,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs||10,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI 2023 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER|
|Silver Ounce 2023 Koi Fish||16,000||Coat of Arms of Fiji||FIJI · 2023 1 DOLLAR 1 TROY OZ.999 FINE SILVER|
|Coin Type||Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf|
|Face Value||2 (x Dollar)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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