Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives

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).

The 2018 Fiji Samurai Archives 1oz silver coin has a design rooted in Japanese history.

The image on the reverse side of the coin is based on the artwork of the 19th-century Japanese ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa Hiroshige. Hiroshige's woodblock print titled "Taira no Kiyomori's Spectral Vision" (or just "The Vision of Kiyomori") depicts the samurai Taira no Kiyomori (平 清盛, 1118 - March 20, 1181) as a veteran of many battles, in the later stages of his life. As he looks out over the snow-covered garden from the veranda of his palace home, he is haunted by visions of the skeletons of his many slain enemies.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage16,500
Obverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives - obverse photo

Within a wide rim decorated with native patterns, 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 OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER.

Obverse Inscription FIJI · 2018 1 DOLLAR 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Reverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the 19th-century Japanese woodblock print titled "Taira no Kiyomori's Spectral Vision" by Utagawa Hiroshige, whose signature can be seen in a small circle below left.

The artwork shows medieval samurai Taira no Kiyomori in the later stages of his life, looking out over a snow-covered garden from the veranda of his palace home, on which are superimposed his visions of the skeletons of his many slain enemies.

Around above left, the inscription KIYOMORI.

Reverse Inscription KIYOMORI
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: in protective capsule.

Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Proof
Images Fiji / Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Fiji / Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,500 (included in total)
Details

Coloured reverse. Packaged in a special edition gift box with display case.

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Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2018
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage16,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-PDMW-OMNY
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