The Scottsdale Mint is bringing great Japanese artwork to life again on the obverse face of coins for the island nation of Fiji. In its continuing partnership with the government of Fiji, the Scottsdale Mint introduces its second Fijian coin series, this time featuring a nature event that is all too common in the Pacific Rim region of the world. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Proof-like Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Silver Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective air-tight capsule or sealed strips of 5 coins.
- Latest legal bullion tender for Fiji!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in proof-like finish.
- Bears a face value of $1 (FJD) backed by the government of Fiji.
- Obverse features the Great Wave Off Kanagawa.
- Reverse includes the Fijian coat of arms.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a color woodblock artwork that was originally published between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period of Japan. The artist was the well-known ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It is the most famous work from Hokusai, and is one of the best recognized works of art from Japan.
All of the design features of the original artwork are found on the 2017 1 oz Proof-like Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Silver Coin. Small wooden boats are shown being tossed about in the rough seas, while the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji is visible in the background.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof-like Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Silver Coin is the image from Hokusais original artwork. Although most assume the wave is part of a tsunami about to ravage the Japanese mainland, many modern art scholars now believe the wave to simply represent a rogue wave.
The reverse of the Hokusai Great Wave Silver coin includes the coat of arms for Fiji. An island nation settled by people of Polynesian descent with seafaring prowess, the elements of the nations historic identity are included in the design.
Each of these 2017 1 oz Proof-like Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Silver Coins features a proof-like finish, which means that while it is a bullion striking youll notice features such as a matte finish to the design sets and slight mirrored images on the background field.
The Scottsdale Mint is a private minting facility in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to striking its own branded bars and rounds, Scottsdale Mint works with a handful of foreign governments on bullion issue coins.
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