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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

Features

Country Fiji
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1990-2006
Value 5 Cents
0.05 FJD = 0.023 USD
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 2.37 g
Diameter 19.41 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 51a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right surrounded by legend

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II FIJI 1990
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Fijian drum and denomination

Lettering:
5
cents

Engraver: Ken Payne

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Two main types are known.
Obverse
Die 1 - high relief.
Die 2 - low relief.
It is easy to distinguish them by hair of the Queen and distance of the crown from legend.

Reverse
Die A - high relief, script thicker.
Die B - low relief, script thinner, on the left side of the drum 6 pits engraved distinctly.



Combinations
1+A 1990-2000.
2+B 2006.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990  4,000,000 0.53 0.55 1+A
1992  7,700,000 0.58 0.70 0.86 1+A
1994  500,000 1+A
1995  1+A
1997  4,000,000 1+A
1998  3,000,000 1+A
1999  3,000,000 1+A
2000  3,000,000 1+A
2006  0.55 2+B

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