Scottsdale Silver issues artistic bullion $1 for Fiji
- Published: Mar 22, 2017, 8 AM
Silver bullion themes have expanded in recent years to include wildlife, superheroes and even mythical creatures.
A new 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar from Fiji offers an artistic option for silver stackers and collectors alike: the 2017 coin from the Scottsdale Mint showcases the artwork of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai with his most famous piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The ukiyo-e woodblock art movement was popular from the 17th to 19th centuries.
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Brilliant Uncirculated and colorized Proof versions of these coins are available.
The obverse of each coin features the Fiji crest along with the denomination written as 1 DOLLAR.
The reverse depicts Hokusai’sThe Great Wave off Kanagawa woodblock print, along with the weight and purity.
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Both versions weigh 1-ounce and measure 38.6 millimeters in diameter.
The standard, plain version has a mintage limit of 50,000 pieces, and the colorful version is limited to 2,500 pieces.
Each coin is offered in a protective plastic capsule.
Single bullion coins are available from major bullion distributors for approximately $5.50 above the “spot” or precious metal price with cash payments.
The Proof version is available from distributors for around $63 at press time March 22.
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