|Coin||Silver Ounce 2019 Marvel - Captain Marvel|
Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Fiji has authorised a number of private mints to issue collector coins in precious metals, which are legal tender in the country but are not intended for general circulation. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). These are usually made using innovative techniques and are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Fiji itself.
This coloured coin is part of the Cinema Series by The Crown Mint, and features Marvel's Captain Marvel.
The Mint says about it:
Following on from Captain Marvel’s 2019 blockbuster film debut, this 1oz silver proof coin is a remarkable collectable for fans of the comic book character both old and new.
This story is based around the air force pilot Carol Danvers. She was caught in an explosion while on a flight mission to test an experimental light-speed engine, and gained superpowers such as flight, superhuman strength, endurance and the ability to shoot blasts of radiant energy. Known as Captain Marvel, she is one of the strongest and arguably best-known female superheroes in the Marvel universe.
Introduced into the film franchise in the hit 2019 movie of the same name, Captain Marvel is depicted on this 1oz silver coin in a design ideal for fans of the movie.
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
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.
On the left and right, separated by the Coat of Arms, the precious metal content: 1oz .999 FINE SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).
Around above, the name of the country and the date of issue: FIJI 2019; around below, the face value 1 DOLLAR.
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of Captain Marvel as portrayed by actress Brie Larson dressed in her red, blue and gold superhero suit.
Below, the MARVEL CAPTAIN MARVEL logo.
||MARVEL CAPTAIN MARVEL
Manufactured by the Perth Mint for the Crown Mint in the US.
Silver Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in themed tin, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity made of 2g of silver, with coloured illustrations.
Perth Mint Item ID: 19H26BAA
Issue price: US$ 99.95, AU$ 154.00
Coins in the Marvel Cinema Series (proof) and the corresponding Bullion Series include (ordered by year / size / design):
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Spider Man, Tuvalu 2017
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, Avengers: Infinity War, Fiji 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Thor, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Black Panther, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Black Panther, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Iron Man, Tuvalu 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Deadpool, Tuvalu 2018
- 2 oz Silver Antique Shaped, Iron Man Mask, Fiji 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Shaped, Spider Man Mask, Fiji 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Captain America, Tuvalu 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Hulk, Tuvalu 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Captain Marvel, Fiji 2019
- 10 g Silver Coloured, Captain America Shield, Fiji 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Shaped, Avenger's Logo, Fiji 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Black Widow, Fiji 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Wolverine, Fiji 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Venom, Tuvalu 2020
- 2 oz Silver Antique Shaped, Black Panther Mask, Fiji 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Wolverine, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Captain America Shield, Fiji 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Spider-Man, Fiji 2022