New Fiji Coin Marks the 50th Anniversary of Independence

20 Oct 2020  Tue

Fiji is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence with numismatic issues, including a circulating commemorative 50-cent coin. On 7th October, The Reserve Bank of Fiji unveiled the new coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence from British rule in 1970.

The new coin features on its obverse the Fiji coat of arms with FIJI, 50 CENTS and the year 2020. The reverse design features a colorful extract from the Fiji Flag and the legend 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE and the date 10 OCTOBER 2020.

The 50-cent coin weighs 6.5 grams, measures 26.5 millimeters in diameter and has a reeded (milled) edge. Issued three days before the Independence Day, the coin was struck the Royal Canadian Mint. The coin was issued into circulation from 8 October 2020 as legal tender.

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