Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon, Coin from Fiji
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon

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 - including, two ounces of silver (abbreviated as 2 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). These are usually made using "smartminting" or other innovative techniques and are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Fiji itself.

This Silver Dragon High Relief Antique Coin is an LPM Exclusive product. It features the Chinese Dragon holding the ball, a realistic image that is brought to life through a distinct 3D touch.

In Chinese mythology, dragons are revered as divine creatures embodying wealth, power and good fortune. The Chinese dragon is a formidable creature that symbolises power, strength and fortune.

MintLPM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Fiji / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon - 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: 2oz .999 FINE SILVER (two troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Above, the name of the country and the date of issue: FIJI 2022; below, the face value 1 DOLLAR.

Obverse Inscription FIJI 2022 1 DOLLAR 2oz .999 FINE SILVER
Reverse
Fiji / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the Chinese Dragon holding a ball or pearl - in Chinese culture, a symbol of wisdom and enlightenment. The design is in a very high relief with a RD feel.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, Ultra High Relief (UHR).
Packaging: in presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 31 March 2022.
Issue price: US$ 199.95

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Dragon: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Fiji
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QZRV-OVRB
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