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Fiji's new $7 note and commemorative coin to be launched this week
10:47 pm GMT+12, 17/04/2017, Fiji

Fiji's Olympic Gold medal win will be immortalised in a set of commemorative bank notes and coins to be launched this week.
 
Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor, Barry Whiteside, said the desings would be iconic in design, form and features.
While the currency will be circulated legal tender, Whiteside believes they will fast become collectors and rarely seen in circulation.
 
Work on the banknote and coin began in August 2016, immediately after Fiji won the medal.
 
The currency was supplied by Oberthur Fiduciaire, a note printer based in France, and the Royal Canadian Mint.

“We are pleased that we are able to deliver to all Fijians a high quality banknote and coin that would mean a lot to many Fijians and an inspiration to aspiring sportsmen and women as well as our children,” Whiteside said.
 
The currency will will be issued through commercial banks from Friday.
 
Special numismatic collector sets will be available through the Reserve Bank.


SOURCE: ISLANDS BUSINESS/PACNEWS


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