Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2015 Iguana

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 Scottsdale Mint series of legal tender bullion coins and depicts an iguana. Found on the islands of Fiji and Tonga, this tropical lizard’s bright blue and green colours keep it camouflaged in the treetops where it usually spends most of its life. It grips tree bark with its long, spindly toes and sharp claws as it scurries from one branch to the next in search of food.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage75,000
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana - 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 · 2015; around below, the face value ONE DOLLAR.

Obverse Inscription FIJI · 2015 ONE DOLLAR
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana - reverse photo

At the centre of the reverse, the depiction of an iguana - a large lizard native to Fiji; in the background, dense tropical foliage.

Around above, the inscription FIJI IGUANA.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2015 1 TROY OZ .999 SILVER.

Reverse Inscription FIJI IGUANA 2015 1 TROY OZ .999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: each coin comes individually sealed in a Certi-Lock assay card with a unique serial number and mintage number.

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Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana: Details
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage75,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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Coin, Fiji, Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana
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Coin, Fiji, Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana
Copyright: Scottsdale Mint