Fiji at the Winter Olympics South Korea 2018 – new snow & ice coins

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17 October 2017
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FIJI-2017-SILVER-OBVERSE-51579.jpg Fiji at the Winter Olympics South Korea 2018 – new snow & ice coins
New coins released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the island of Fiji look ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympics, to be held in South Korea.

New coins released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the island of Fiji look ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympics, to be held in South Korea.

The two-coin Sterling Silver set celebrates both the ice and snow events in which Fijian athletes will be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The reverse of the Ice coin is split horizontally and features two of the most popular sports - bobsleigh and figure skating.

A lone Olympian is seen traveling at speed down a track on a skeleton, and five figure skaters are seen skating in unison. The Snow coin features an Alpine skier slicing through the snow and a Snowboarder shredding down a mountain.

On both coins, the two depicted sports have been segregated by using different frosting techniques on each sport. The upper sport is shown with the athletes frosted in relief with a polished background. The sport shown in the lower half of the coin utilises a reverse frosting technique which has the athletes polished in relief which the background frosted which gives the impression of the snow or ice upon which the sport takes place.

The obverse features the Fijian Coat of Arms a heraldic design consisting of a shield with the Cross of St George, Fijian Warriors, a canoe and a Lion on a proof background.

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The XXIII Olympic Winter Games is to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea from 9 to 25 February 2018. The Games will feature 102 events across seven sports which include multiple different styles of skiing such as Alpine, Cross-country, Freestyle and Ski Jumping. Olympians from a total of 83 nations are currently scheduled to compete.

Fiji at the Winter Olympics coin details

Issue date: 16 October 2017

Diameter: 38.60mm

Weight: 28.28g

To order the coins visit the Pobjoy Mint website.