2017 Fiji 1 Ounce Hokusai Great Wave Colored Silver Coin Set
This coin honors the artwork of the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai with his most famous piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. These coins have a limited mintage of 2,500, which further adds to their collector appeal.
Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Limited mintage of 2,500 coins.
Obverse: Depicts Katsushika Hokusai's famous color woodblock titled The Great Wave off Kanagawa, along with the weight and purity.
Reverse: Features the Fiji crest along with denomination of 1 Dollar.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa ("In the well of a wave off Kanagawa", "Under the wave off Kanagawa"), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the prefecture of Kanagawa. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is, as the picture's title suggests, more likely to be a large rogue wave. As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.
Issuer: Republic Of Fiji
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated, Colored
Denomination: $ Dollar
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Manufacturer: Scottsdale Mint
Diameter: 38.6 mm