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Adjacent hobbies => Collecting banknotes => Australasia => Topic started by: Bimat on October 08, 2020, 04:43:19 PM

Title: Fiji: New Banknote and Coin Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Independence
Post by: Bimat on October 08, 2020, 04:43:19 PM
Fiji launches commemorative banknotes; issued into circulation tomorrow

LUKE NACEI
7 October, 2020, 8:16 pm


Fiji’s commemorative currency was launched this evening by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to honour Fiji’s 50th year of independence.

While officiating at the event, Mr Bainimarama said the Fijian history had been immortalised on the front of a newly-designed $50 banknote.

The Prime Minister also unveiled a commemorative Fiji 50 cent coin – one that was exceptional in its own right, as the first-ever coloured coin to be released in Fijian history.

“It’s truly a stunning piece to mark this milestone, and one that I’m confident will be treasured by Fijians for years to come,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He also announced they would be giving a specially packaged Fiji 50 cent coin to each and every child from Years 1 to 13 in primary and secondary schools throughout the country.

He said starting tomorrow, the Reserve Bank, in coordination with the Ministry of Education, will work to distribute commemorative coins to schools over the next few weeks.

“It’s my hope that these coins find a special place in the lives of Fijian children everywhere – sitting cherished on bookshelves, or stored among their prized possessions.”‘

Both currencies will be issued into circulation from tomorrow as a legal tender.

Source: The Fiji Times (https://www.fijitimes.com/fiji-launches-commemorative-banknotes-issued-into-circulation-tomorrow/)
Title: Fiji: New Banknote and Coin Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Independence
Post by: Bimat on October 08, 2020, 04:45:11 PM
Slightly better picture of the commemorative coin, from Fiji Village (https://www.fijivillage.com/news/Special-Fiji-50-coins-and-banknotes-unveiled--8f54xr/).

Aditya
Title: Fiji: New Banknote and Coin Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Independence
Post by: Bimat on October 10, 2020, 08:09:36 AM
The coin has been struck at Royal Canadian Mint, better photo is attached. Source: RCM on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CanadianMint/status/1314644153989558272).

Aditya