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Offline Pabitra

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Re: Fiji to Get New Coins and Banknotes
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2014, 09:23:39 AM »
Yes.
1 Dollar #336 is 23mm and 5.05 gms
2 Dollars #337 is 27.5mm and 6.1 gms.

The difference of 4.5 mm is quite sufficient.

Around 2010, all Pacific Islands had a round of inflation and note-coin boundary shifted up.
Nations such as Tuvalu, Nauru and Tokelau have already given up  their own currency.
Other countries have got in for new series where smaller denominations were given up and a higher denomination coinized.
In such case, highest coin is normally of the same size as highest coin of earlier series, as that is generally the accepted upper limit of acceptable size.

To eliminate confusion, new highest denomination coin is usually design with a distinct shape or edge.
This was done by Samoa by going in for 2 Tala with a scalloped shape.
Solomon Islands have new 2 Dollars coin only 3.5 mm more than new 1 Dollar coin but there do not seem to be any complaints reported.

If only Royal Canadian Mint had followed Royal Australian Mint by doing proper design.

This year, Vanuatu and Tonga may go in for new series. Would be interesting to see their designs.

 

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Re: Fiji to Get New Coins and Banknotes
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2014, 10:13:18 AM »
Nations such as Tuvalu, Nauru and Tokelau have already given up  their own currency.

Nauru and Tokelau have only ever issued collector coins, so never had a currency to give up. Nauru uses the Australian dollar, while Tokelau uses the New Zealand dollar. Tuvalu now uses the Australian dollar exclusively. See here for an overview The Official Currencies and Coinages of Oceania.

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Fiji to Get New Coins and Banknotes
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
New 2 dollar coin in Fiji from Monday

Updated at 3:46 pm today

Fiji's Reserve Bank has announced a new two dollar coin will be issued next week.

This change comes after members of the public complained that they had difficulty distinguishing between the current $1 and $2 coins.

The Bank's governor, Barry Whiteside, says the new coin will be slightly larger and thicker and have a new 'Spanish Flower' or inside cut edge which will help people distinguish it.

The designs on both sides of the new coin are unchanged, but have been made more prominent so that these can be easily felt.

Source: Radio New Zealand
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Re: Fiji to Get New Coins and Banknotes
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2014, 02:32:08 PM »
And here it is, courtesy of forum member Pabitra, via the World Coin News blog:

http://worldcoinnews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/fiji-2-dollars-2014-redesigned-type.html

The new $2 coin is slightly larger and thicker than the existing coin. Besides the size and weight, another differentiating factor of the new coin is the Spanish Flower (inside cut) edge. The new coin has been supplied by The Royal Canadian Mint, is made of Multi-ply Bronze Plated Steel instead of the Multi-ply Brass Plated Steel of the existing coin. With the introduction of the new $2 coin from 3 November 2014, the public is encouraged to start returning the existing $2 coins to a bank branch nearest to them before 31 December 2014. All existing $2 coins received back from circulation will be returned to the suppliers for destruction.

The "Spanish flower" form is also a fixture on some of the euro coins. Apart from Spain (who originated the form) and Fiji, how many other countries have adopted it?

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Re: Fiji to Get New Coins and Banknotes
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2014, 03:17:08 PM »
Was about to list some, but I'm lazy, so ... :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flower

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Re: Fiji to Get New Coins and Banknotes
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2014, 09:57:07 PM »
New Zealand's twenty cent

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