Silver Ounce 2022 Blue Marble Earth, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Blue Marble Earth, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Blue Marble Earth

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
The LPM Exclusive 2022 Fiji Blue Marble Domed shape .999 Silver coloured proof coin captures the stunning “Blue Marble” image of the slightly gibbous Earth in domed shape on the reverse. On 7 December 1972, the crew members of Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon took a photo of Earth from space, at a distance of about 45,000 kilometres. This image is now known as “The Blue Marble”. It remains one of the most iconic photos of the Earth taken from space.

The coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of this remarkable milestone.

MintLPM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2022 Blue Marble Earth - 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 2022; around below, the face value 1 DOLLAR.

On the left and right, separated by the Coat of Arms, the precious metal content: 1oz .999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription FIJI 2019 1 DOLLAR 1 OZ .999 SILVER
Reverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2022 Blue Marble Earth - reverse photo

The reverse shows a full-coloured photo of Earth, as photographed by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, domed shape.
Packaging: in presentation, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: February 2022.
Issue price: US$ 99.00.

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Silver Ounce 2022 Blue Marble Earth: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeDomed
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-DGNM-EWQJ
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