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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Pacific Islands => Topic started by: Big_M on May 16, 2018, 10:21:24 PM

Title: Solomon Islands - coloured $2 coin for 40th anniversary of independence
Post by: Big_M on May 16, 2018, 10:21:24 PM
New $40 note and $2 coin to Commemorate the country’s 40th independence anniversary

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands is preparing to launch a new forty dollar note and a colored two
dollar coin to commemorate the country’s 4oth independence anniversary.

CBSI Governor Denton Rarawa announced during the recent launching of the 2017 CBSI annual
report in Honiara.

Mr Rarawa said the production of the new notes and coins were in progress and should be received
ahead of their release in July this year.

He said, 2018 is a special year as the nation will be celebrating 40 years of independence in July,
adding the country must look ahead.

“Our country, if you look at it from a human being perspective is no longer a teenager, we are now an
adult, 40 years is something,” he said.

Our economy has made progress over the past 40 years, despite the many challenges we have faced,
it is clear that we can do more to reform and transform our country.”

Source:
http://www.sibconline.com.sb/new-40-note-and-2-coin-to-commemorate-the-countrys-40th-independence-anniversary/ (http://www.sibconline.com.sb/new-40-note-and-2-coin-to-commemorate-the-countrys-40th-independence-anniversary/)
Title: Re: Solomon Islands - coloured $2 coin for 40th anniversary of independence
Post by: Mister T on May 19, 2018, 06:20:59 AM
I wonder if the Royal Australian Mint will strike the coloured $2 coins.
Title: Re: Solomon Islands - coloured $2 coin for 40th anniversary of independence
Post by: Big_M on August 28, 2018, 07:52:26 PM
Clearly, this has been minted by the Royal Australian Mint.

Picture by eBay member pjswagman.
Title: Re: Solomon Islands - coloured $2 coin for 40th anniversary of independence
Post by: Mister T on September 01, 2018, 06:29:07 AM
I guess we'll know for sure in November or so when the Royal Australian Mint's next annual report comes out, but it looks like it was probably them.
Title: Re: Solomon Islands - coloured $2 coin for 40th anniversary of independence
Post by: Big_M on December 14, 2018, 07:49:56 PM
From the Royal Australian Mint Annual Report 2017/8, page 11:

In late 2017, the Mint worked closely with the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands to produce a coloured $2 circulating coin to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Solomon  Islands' independence on 7 July 2018. This is the second coloured circulating coin the Mint has produced for Pacific Island clients after the award-winning 50 toea circulating coin produced for the Bank of Papua New Guinea in 2015.

Quantity minted: 200 000 (same source, page 89).

https://www.ramint.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018/policy/2017-18_annual_report_web_accssible_fa.pdf (https://www.ramint.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018/policy/2017-18_annual_report_web_accssible_fa.pdf)