Fiji new 7-dollar Rugby 7 commemorative note (B531a) confirmed

According to a press release dated 18 April 2017, the Reserve Bank of Fiji has unveiled a new 7-dollar note and 50-cent coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics (XXXI) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Despite the odd denomination, the note is legal tender. Two million notes were printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire and one million coins were struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. The notes and coins were introduced into circulation on 21 April 2017.

B531 (PNL): 7 dollars (US$3.40)

Blue. Front (vertical): English text; Fijian flag; Olympic coach Ben Ryan sitting on Sigatoka Sand Dunes; Olympic captain Osea Kolinisau running with ball; gold medal and RBF logo in OVI; coat of arms. Back: English text; Fiji Rugby 7s Gold Olympians with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and team officials; domodomo; bank logo. 2-mm wide STARsheen windowed security thread with demetalized FIJI 7s GOLD OLYMPIANS. Watermark: Savenaca Rawaca running with ball and electrotype 7. Printer: (Oberthur Fiduciaire). 140 x 67 mm. Paper.

a. No date.
Sig. 4: Whiteside. Prefix AU. Intro: 21.04.2017.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong, Aidan Work, and Aditya Kulkarni.

Leave a Reply