This 1 cent Fijian coin (year 2006) is set in a 14 kt gold filled bezel. Includes an 18 inch 14 kt gold filled oval link necklace chain. On the reverse is an image of a Kava Bowl. On the obverse (front of coin) is an image of Queen Elizabeth II. Pendant is 1 inch in length. Width is 3/4 inch.
The Republic of Fiji consists of about 320 islands, located in the Southwestern Pacific ocean. After 2 military coups, Fiji left the British Commonwealth in 1987. However, it returned to the British Commonwealth in 1997. The 1 cent denomination is no longer minted in Fiji. Starting in 2008 Fiji had issued a new set of coins that does not include 1 and 2 cent denominations.
The designs on many of the Fijian coins highlight the culture of these Pacific Islands. The 1 cent bronze metal Fiji coin shows an image of a Kava bowl. Kava is the traditional herbal drink placed in a special bowl called the Kava bowl which is shared during social gatherings. During celebrations the native Fijians sit in a circle with the head Chief taking the first drink, then the bowl is passed around the circle to share in the Kava drink.
* Fiji 1 cent coin.
* Mint year: 2006
* Coin metal: Bronze
* Coin weight: 1.9 g
* Coin diameter: 17.5 mm
* Obverse: Image of Queen Elizabeth II.
* Reverse: Image of a Kava Bowl.
* Pendant is 1 inch in length. Width is 3/4 inch.
* Necklace chain is 18 inch, 14 kt gold filled.