The 20 yen coin was a denomination of Japanese yen. These coins were minted in gold, during their lifespan were the highest denomination of coin that circulated in the country; the first coins were minted in 1870 following the introduction of a decimal currency system. Twenty Yen coins spanned three different Imperial eras before mintage was halted in 1932. Many of these coins were melted or destroyed as a result of the wars between 1931 and 1945; these coins are now collected by numismatists for academic study, by those with a hobby. The following are mintage figures for the coins that were minted between the 3rd and 45th year of Meiji's reign. Inscriptions on coins for this period all begin with the Japanese symbol 明治. While coins were struck in 1892, none were released for circulation. Japanese coins from this period are read clockwise from right to left "Year" ← "Number representing year of reign" ← "Emperors name" The following are mintage figures for the coins that were minted from the 1st to the 9th year of Taishō's reign.
Inscriptions on coins for this period all begin with the Japanese symbol 大正. Japanese coins from this period are read clockwise from right to left: "Year" ← "Number representing year of reign" ← "Emperors name" The following are mintage figures for coins minted between the 5th and the 7th year of Emperor Shōwa's reign. Inscriptions on coins of this period all begin with the Japanese symbol 昭和. Japanese coins from this period are read clockwise from right to left: "Year" ← "Number representing year of reign" ← "Emperors name" All 20 yen coins are scarce, as many were melted down or destroyed during Japan's war years; the most common coins found are dated between 1904 and 1920, with examples selling in the thousands of dollars. Those dated between the 3rd and 9th year of Meiji's reign are harder to find, are priced in the five digit amounts. Although mintage figures number in the millions for coins minted after 1920, many were melted. Examples from Shōwa's 7th year of reign are considered rare.
The rarest coins of the series, were minted in the 10th and 13th years of Meiji's reign. It is estimated that less than 10 examples survive for the latter, as a result one of these coins sold for $230,000 in 2011. All coins for this series should be graded, authenticated by an expert, as counterfeits exist. Double eagle Gold coin Gold as an investment
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The Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party was a Fijian political party which champions Fijian ethnic nationalism. It was led by Iliesa Duvuloco; the party was founded in the late 1990s by a merger of Sakeasi Butadroka's Fijian Nationalist Party and Iliesa Duvuloco's Vanua Tako Lavo Party. Both leaders opposed the adoption of the present constitution, which they publicly burnt when Parliament passed it; the party campaigned on a platform of "Fiji for the Fijians and that their rights at all times should be preserved," as Butadroka put it. In April 2006, party secretary Viliame Savu announced that the NVTLP was dropping its demand for the expulsion of ethnic Indians who were born in Fiji. "We no longer share that view now because if you Indian or European born here, you will be still a Fiji citizen," he told the Fiji Sun. The party would continue to fight for indigenous rights and would continue to campaign for Christianity to be established as the official religion of Fiji. A number of senior figures from the NVTLP, including Duvuloco and the party executive, Samuela Konataci, have been convicted of offenses related to the Fiji coup of 2000 and have served prison sentences.
On 21 September 2005, Maciu Navakasuasua, a former NVTLP stalwart, imprisoned for three years for his role in the coup, went public with allegations that the coup was planned by the NVTLP and that George Speight, who fronted the rebellion, was only a spokesman who usurped its leadership. Duvuloco refused to comment on the allegations, saying that he thought the country should look forward rather than backward. However, the party President, Viliame Savu, supported Navakasuasua's version of events, saying that he was admitting the party's role in the coup in order to clear his conscience. See main article: Fiji election of 2006. In August 2005, the NVTLP joined the Grand Coalition Initiative Group, an electoral coalition of five political parties led and supported by indigenous Fijians, to contest the election due in 2006. All parties participating in the coalition would share "preferences" under Fiji's instant run-off voting system, which allows votes to be transferred from low-polling candidates to higher polling-candidates, according to a ranking of "preferences" specified by the candidates, though voters may customize the ranking.
The party has expressed confidence. Konataci said that some candidates of the NVTLP would be women. Party leader Iliesa Duvuloco complained on 12 April that some 30 NVTLP candidates had been disqualified because they could not afford to pay the F$500 deposit required by the Elections Office, in lieu of the 250 signatures from electors they had failed to collect. Claiming that most indigenous Fijians were poor, Duvuloco was quoted in the Fiji Sun as saying that the required deposit was an injustice. On 6 March 2006, Radio New Zealand quoted Duvuloco as calling for all freehold land to be restored to indigenous landowners, he condemned the present Constitution, which he called a betrayal of the Fijian people. In a separate report, the Daily Post newspaper quoted him as saying that former Vice-President Ratu Jope Seniloli should be appointed President, at the Great Council of Chiefs meeting on 8 March, he saw Seniloli, who resigned the Vice-Presidency in November 2004 in disgrace following his conviction on coup-related offences, as providing the "good strong leadership" which Fiji needed.
The party did not win any seats in the 2006 election. In 2009 party leader Iliesa Duvuloco was arrested for breaching the military regime's emergency laws by distributing pamphlets calling for an uprising against the military regime. In January 2013 the military regime promulgated new regulations governing the registration of political parties, requiring all parties to have at least 5,000 members. All existing parties had to re-register under the new regulations; the party was not one of the two to re-register, as a result was wound up and its assets were forfeited to the state