Fiji’s New Millennium Banknote from 2000

30 Jun 2020  Tue

Fiji is a country in the South Pacific. It is an archipelago of more than 300 islands, famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches, and coral reefs with clear lagoons. As the landscape of the country, Fiji’s banknotes are some of the most detailed, colorful, and quite frankly exquisite banknotes that have been made.

From the 1998 series with detailed images of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse to the 2013 series that features beautiful images bursting with color of the country’s most notable animals. In the year 1999, the Reserve Bank of Fiji issued an absolutely beautiful note to commemorate the new Millennium. Fiji, in the year 2000, was the first country to see the new Millennium. Hence, to commemorate this once in a millennium event, Fiji issued limited pieces of this 2000 Dollar banknote.

The obverse depicts the portrait of the President of Fiji, the late Ratu Sir Kamisesse Mara along with intricate design, coat of arms of the country, and a parrot. The note also bears Special serial numbers from Y2K 0001 to Y2K 2000. Reverse: The sunrise of the millennium event and the 180 degrees Meridian Line running through the three locations in Fiji of Rabi, Udu Point, and Taveuni.

The current highest denomination in Fiji is 100 dollars so this banknote, though official legal tender, won't have seen much circulation.

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