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 Mintage 12,000
Obverse
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
Reverse
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
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated (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 (ordered by design / metal / size):
- 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 Gold, Dogs, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Dogs, 2022
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Dogs, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Cats - Second Issue, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with coloured version), Cats - Second Issue, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Dogs - Second Issue, 2023

All (20) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2010 Fiji Taku unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · FIJI · TWO DOLLARS 2010
Silver Ounce 2011 Fiji Taku unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · FIJI · TWO DOLLARS 2011
Silver Ounce 2012 Fiji Taku unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · FIJI · TWO DOLLARS 2012
Silver Ounce 2013 Fiji Taku 350,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2013 TWO DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2015 Iguana 75,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2015 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2016 Iguana 75,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2016 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Hokusai Great Wave 52,500 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Mermaid Rising 17,500 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Samurai Archives 16,500 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2018 1 DOLLAR 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2018 Pacific Dollar 250,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2018 · 1 DOLLAR · 1 TROY OZ 999 SILVER
Silver Ounce 2021 Cats 12,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2021 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2021 Shrek - Christmas 10,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2021 50 CENTS 1 OZ .999 SILVER
Silver Ounce 2022 Cats (Coloured) 2,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2022 Dogs 14,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2022 Dogs, High Relief 500 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2022 Cats, Second Issue 14,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2022 Jurassic World Dominion 10,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2022 Ancient Warriors - Samurai 11,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs 10,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI 2023 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Silver Ounce 2023 Koi Fish 16,000 Coat of Arms of Fiji FIJI · 2023 1 DOLLAR 1 TROY OZ.999 FINE SILVER
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Silver Ounce 2021 Cats: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage12,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Mass31.1030 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-BMWR-OXJL
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