A new commemorative $50 bill has been launched to mark Fiji’s 50th Independence anniversary.
Speaking at the launch yesterday , Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the Fijian history has been immortalized on the newly designed banknote.
The bill is strikingly vibrant and colorful with a transparent clock face that is chiming 10 o’clock the exact moment Fiji’s flag was raised to the mast-head on the 10th of October, 1970.
The Prime Minister says the new bill which is limited in edition is a mark of a new chapter.
“There are many more hidden Easter eggs in the design that I will let you find for yourself but notice that no detail was left unnoticed by the Reserve Bank. But while I will always appreciate history and the lessons it provides I see the true Fiji when I turn to the back of the bill, here we see our future the children of Fiji who will inherit the nation we build for them today.”
The $50 bill will be available in the market from tomorrow.
The RBF also launched a new commemorative 50 cent coin which will be distributed to all students attending schools around the country from Year One to Year 13.