Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Ounce 2023 Dogs

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 Dogs premium bullion coin is part of a range of coins featuring animals.

The relationship between humans and dogs is not only thousands of years old, but also a very special one. Man's best friend, loyal companion, we humans have many names for dogs. For millennia, the domesticated wolf has been by our side and has made it the second most popular pet (after the cat). More than 10 million dogs live in German households and protect house and yard, cuddle with master or mistress or beg for a piece of sausage with the proverbial “dog look”.

MintMünzen Engel Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 10,000
Obverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs - 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 2023; around below, the face value 50 CENTS.

Obverse Inscription FIJI 2023 50 CENTS 1oz .999 FINE SILVER
Reverse
Fiji / Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs - reverse photo

The reverse features a close-up image of a dog. In the background, a lake and trees.

Around above left, the name of the series DOGS.

Reverse Inscription DOGS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated (proof-like).
Packaging: in coin capsule.

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 2023 Dogs: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2023
EffigyCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-NYDD-EYPL
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Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs: Photo 2023 1 oz Fiji Dogs .999 Silver Prooflike Coin / thumbnail 2023 1 oz Fiji Dogs .999 Silver Prooflike Coin
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Silver Ounce 2023 Dogs: Photo 2023 1 oz Fiji Dogs .999 Silver Prooflike Coin / thumbnail 2023 1 oz Fiji Dogs .999 Silver Prooflike Coin
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