Fiji: Coin Twenty Cents 1979 - detailed information

Fiji: Coin Twenty Cents 1979
CoinTwenty Cents 1979

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
Fiji / Twenty Cents 1979 - obverse photo

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Reverse
Fiji / Twenty Cents 1979 - reverse photo

Tabua on braided sennit cord (a Fijian traditional cultural gift, the polished tooth of a sperm whale); above, 20; below, cents. Contrary to popular belief, these objects were not used as currency.

The design is by J. Ken Payne from Suva, Fiji.

Reverse Inscription 20 cents
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 1979: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
All Coins of Country: Fiji, Type: Twenty Cents (31)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1969 2,010,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1969
Twenty Cents 1973 250,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1973
Twenty Cents 1974 252,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1974
Twenty Cents 1975 352,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Twenty Cents 1976 405,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Twenty Cents 1977 200,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1977
Twenty Cents 1978 408,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Twenty Cents 1979 500,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Twenty Cents 1980 1,016,500 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Twenty Cents 1981 1,200,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Twenty Cents 1982 1,503,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Twenty Cents 1983 3,006,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Twenty Cents 1984 5,005,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Twenty Cents 1985 240,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1985
Twenty Cents 1986 360,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Twenty Cents 1987 360,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
Twenty Cents 1990 1,500,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
Twenty Cents 1992 1,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1992
Twenty Cents 1994 500,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1994
Twenty Cents 1995 200,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1995
Twenty Cents 1996 1,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1996
Twenty Cents 1997 153,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1997
Twenty Cents 1998 1,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 1,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 1999
Twenty Cents 2000 1,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2000
Twenty Cents 2003 South Pacific Games 1,540,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2003
Twenty Cents 2006 unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2006
Twenty Cents 2009 unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II FIJI 2010
Twenty Cents 2012 unknown FIJI 2012 Kakā
Twenty Cents 2013 unknown FIJI 2013 Kakā
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Twenty Cents 1979: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents Old
Issued1979
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value20 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2009)
Mintage500,000
RarityC (Common)
Material
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5000
Mass (g)
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Twenty Cents 1979: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 31