Silver Ounce 2022 Cats, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Cats, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Cats

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 Cats premium bullion coin is the first issue in a range of coins featuring animals. This is the coloured version of the 2021 design

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 Mintage2,000
Obverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2022 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 2022; around below, the face value 50 CENTS.

Obverse Inscription FIJI 2022 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Reverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2022 Cats - reverse photo

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

Around above right, the name of the series CATS.

Reverse Inscription CATS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: individual coin capsule, or 30 in sealed foil (divisible into 5, 10, 20 coin strips).
Issue price: 47.27 €

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 2022 Cats: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XQML-OJZN
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2022 1 oz Fiji Cats .999 Silver Coloured BU Coin
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