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Fiji: 50c Coin Commemorates 2012 Paralympics Gold Medallist
« on: September 18, 2013, 01:29:56 PM »
Delana on commemorative coin

Publish date/time: 18/09/2013 [14:08]

The historic achievement of Iliesa Delana at the London 2012 Paralympic Games is being honored with the launch of the commemorative 50 cent coins today.

Speaking at the launch Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji Barry Whiteside calls the coin symbolic as it is something to inspire us all to strive for the best.

While the front of the coin features the Fijian coat of arms the reserve side has the iconic image of Delana clearing the bar at 1.74m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

For Delana he is humbled by being the first sportsman ever in the history of the country to feature on a coin.

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Only 500,000 of the coins have been struck and will be issued into circulation today.

The coin is legal tender and can be used to pay for goods and services as well.

The launch is also part of the Reserve Bank of Fiji's 40th anniversary celebrations.

Source: Fiji Village
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Re: Fiji: 50c Coin Commemorates 2012 Paralympics Gold Medallist
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 04:31:50 PM »
According to press release by Reserve Bank of Fiji, the coin can indeed be had for face; so it's a real circulating commemorative. :) The mintage of half million is sufficient for a country with population of about 0.85 million IMO...

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Re: Fiji: 50c Coin Commemorates 2012 Paralympics Gold Medallist
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 06:26:36 PM »
But I wonder why they changed the position of his head...

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