Twenty Cents 1981, Coin from Fiji - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1981, Coin from Fiji (demonetised 2009)
CoinTwenty Cents 1981

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
Fiji / Twenty Cents 1981 - 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 1981.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Reverse
Fiji / Twenty Cents 1981 - 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
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
All (31) Coins of Country: Fiji, Type: Twenty Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1969 2,010,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1969
Twenty Cents 1973 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1973
Twenty Cents 1974 252,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1974
Twenty Cents 1975 352,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1975
Twenty Cents 1976 405,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1976
Twenty Cents 1977 200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1977
Twenty Cents 1978 408,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1978
Twenty Cents 1979 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1979
Twenty Cents 1980 1,016,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1980
Twenty Cents 1981 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1981
Twenty Cents 1982 1,503,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1982
Twenty Cents 1983 3,006,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1983
Twenty Cents 1984 5,005,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1984
Twenty Cents 1985 240,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1985
Twenty Cents 1986 360,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1986
Twenty Cents 1987 360,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1987
Twenty Cents 1990 1,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
Twenty Cents 1992 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1992
Twenty Cents 1994 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1994
Twenty Cents 1995 200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1995
Twenty Cents 1996 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1996
Twenty Cents 1997 153,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1997
Twenty Cents 1998 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 1999
Twenty Cents 2000 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 2000
Twenty Cents 2003 South Pacific Games 1,540,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 2003
Twenty Cents 2006 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 2006
Twenty Cents 2009 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II FIJI 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - 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 1981: Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents Old
Issued1981
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2009
Material
DesignerJ. Ken Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.500 mm
Mass
OCC IDQBVY-XOWR-CNPW-EJZN
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Twenty Cents 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsFiji KM# 31