Fiji $20 Monkey Great Barrier Reef Coin, 2013, Silver, MINT, Exotic Endangered Wildlife
Fiji $20 Monkey Great Barrier Reef Coin
A unique form of currency, the Fiji $20 Monkey Great Barrier Reef coin is an advocate for endangered species as well as a form of legal tender. The colorful design of the coin is one of its major selling points for collectors, but its message about protecting the Great Barrier Reef is even more important. Many collectors pay a lot of money to own this coin, and it’s equally popular in its country of origin.
The largest reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef spans over 2000 kilometers. It is one of the largest natural features on earth and can be seen from space. A home to literally thousands of marine animals and responsible for regulating much of the world’s climate and health, the Reef is a highly important natural space that must be protected. There are 3000 different coral reefs and more than 900 islands that make up the Great Barrier Reef, many of which are located in Fiji. Due to its importance to the country, the $20 coin was made to raise awareness for both the beauty of the reef and the danger that it’s in. The coin was first issued in 2013.
Made of pure silver, the $20 Fiji Monkey Great Barrier Reef coin has a beautiful, satined antique finish. On the front there is a depiction of the Fijan flag and seal. On the front of the coin is a scene of the coral reef, complete with colorized coral and fish against a silver background. The coin has high relief minting along with digital 5C printing on the relief. It is finished with an extra partial clear coat for shine and protection.