The Great Wave off Kanagawa was a color woodblock art piece first created in the 1830s by Hokusai, and depicts the power and might of the ocean. As recent times have shown, Japan and other areas in the South Pacific live in a region of the world prone to the devastation of tsunami waves as a result of massive earthquakes. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof-like Silver Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule or sealed strips of 5 coins.
- Latest legal bullion tender for Fiji!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in proof-like finish.
- Face value of $1 (FJD) is fully backed by Fiji’s government.
- Obverse features the Great Wave Off Kanagawa.
- Reverse includes the Fijian coat of arms.
- Struck by Scottsdale Mint in the United States.
Originating during the late Edo period of Japanese history, the Great Wave off Kanagawa was created by the artist Hokusai, a well-known ukiyo-e artist. The piece is his most famous work of art, and is one of the most recognizable works from this period of Japanese history.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof-like Silver Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Coin is the image from Hokusai’s 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.
All of the design elements from the original artwork are found on the 2017 1 oz Proof-like Silver Fiji Hokusai Great Wave 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.
The reverse of the Silver Hokusai Great Wave coin includes the coat of arms for Fiji. An island nation settled by people of Polynesian descent with seafaring prowess, the elements of the nation’s historic identity are included in the design.
Your Proof-like Silver Fiji Hokusai Great Wave Coin features a proof-like finish, which means that while it is a silver bullion striking you’ll 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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