Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar

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.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage250,000
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar - 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 · 2018; around below, the face value · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Around left and around right, the precious metal content: 1 TROY OZ 999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

The centre is patterned with thin concentric circles. The rim is decorated with a traditional geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription FIJI · 2018 · 1 DOLLAR · 1 TROY OZ 999 SILVER
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar - reverse photo

The reverse depicts a Pacific beach scene with palm trees.

Around above, the inscription PACIFIC DOLLAR.

In vertical micro-stripes below, a latent image with the date of issue: 2018.

Reverse Inscription PACIFIC DOLLAR 2018
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: sealed in tubes.

See also

There is also a gold ounce with the same design.

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Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar: Details
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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