Yellow Tree Frog on Latest Fijian Coin

11 Apr 2018  Wed

The Pobjoy Mint released a new colourful titanium coin for Fiji, with its reverse depicting a yellow tree frog on some leaves. A Proof .925 fine silver $2 version of the coin is also available. The obverse features the Fijian coat of arms which is made of a shield with the Cross of St. George, Fijian warriors, a canoe and a lion.

Each Titanium coin is unique because the metal reacts differently with every strike, producing a different colour and a peculiar lined effect. They are packaged in an acrylic capsule which is then kept in a red box with a certificate of authenticity.

The 28.28 grams $2 silver coin has a mintage limit of 2,000 pieces and can be bought for $65. The 10 grams titanium dollar weighs has a mintage limit of 7,500 pieces and can be purchased for $59.

Yellow tree frogs thrive on trees of Fijian rainforests and are known for their unique colours and appearance. They are found in different colours from gray to yellow. They seek food and a partner to reproduce at night. Eggs are laid in leaf axils of Pandanus trees mostly. These tiny frogs are terrestrial breeders.

They are found in particular forest areas of small islands. Deforestation and other introduced predators have led to their dwindling numbers. They live close to rivers and streams among the secluded foliage. They can swim, climb and jump well to stay away from predators.

Image Courtesy: Pobjoy Mint

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