Silver Ounce 2021 Cats, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Cats, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Cats

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 Cats premium bullion coin is the first issue in a range of coins featuring animals.

With their stubbornness, grace and independent character, cats have captivated people for over 9,000 years and were admired and revered as sacred animals, especially in ancient Egypt.

MintMünzen Engel Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,000
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2021 Cats - 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.

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 2021; around below, the face value 50 CENTS.

Obverse Inscription FIJI 2021 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2021 Cats - reverse photo

The reverse is almost completely filled by the image of a cat surrounded by grasses and flowers.

Around above right, the name of the series CATS.

Reverse Inscription CATS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: individual coin capsule, or 30 in sealed foil (divisible into 5, 10, 20 coin strips).
Issue price: 39.50 €

See also

Coins in the animals series issued for Fiji include:
- 1 oz Gold, Cats, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Antique, Cats, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Cats, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Cats, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Dogs, 2022

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Silver Ounce 2021 Cats: Details
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage12,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
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