Fiji (officially the Republic of Fiji), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.
The Dominion of Fiji was the official name of Fiji between October 1970 and 6 October 1987. When British rule ended in 1970, the Fijian Islands were given independence as a Dominion, in which the British monarch, Elizabeth II, remained head of state as Queen of Fiji, represented by the Governor-General. The Republic of Fiji, removing Elizabeth II as head of state, was proclaimed on 6 October 1987 after two military coups.
|Reign / Rule||From||To||Coins Issued|
|Ratu Seru Epenisa Cakobau||5 June 1871||10 October 1874|
|Queen Victoria||10 October 1874||22 January 1901|
|King Edward VII||22 January 1901||6 May 1910|
|King George V||6 May 1910||20 January 1936||13|
|King Edward VIII||20 January 1936||11 December 1936||1|
|King George VI||11 December 1936||6 February 1952||37|
|Queen Elizabeth II||10 October 1970||6 October 1987||207|