Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave

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 is inspired by famed Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai's painting "The Great Wave off Kanagawa".

"Under the Wave off Kanagawa", also known as "The Great Wave" or simply "The Wave", is a woodblock print published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji".

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage52,500
Obverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave - 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 · 2017; around below, the face value · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The rim is decorated with a traditional geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription FIJI · 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave - reverse photo

The reverse depicts Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's painting "The Great Wave off Kanagawa".

Around above, the inscription HOKUSAI THE GREAT WAVE.

Around right, the precious metal content: 1 oz 999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription HOKUSAI THE GREAT WAVE 1 oz 999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: each coin comes individually sealed in a hard plastic coin capsule; increments of 5 coins are sealed in a Scottsdale Mint Lion Hallmark packaging strip.

Mintage comprised of 50,000 Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins and 2,500 proofs with a coloured reverse.

Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave: Known varieties
Variety Proof, Coloured Reverse
Images Fiji / Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave / Proof, Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Fiji / Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave / Proof, Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500 (included in total)
Details

Includes a gift box and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2017
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage52,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-GQYV-EPQM
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2017 Fiji Great Wave 1 oz Silver Color Coin
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