Fiji’s Earlier Banknotes

The banknotes I have dates between 1969 and to 2004 something like that and pretty much they range from 50 cents to $20 y’all don’t have the $50 banknote because a friend actually went over to Fiji for a holiday one time and they brought us back some currency but all the banknotes are actually circulated they thought it’ll be a little good idea to bring back circulator banknotes while I appreciate him actually bringing them back generally. I was appreciative of him doing it because no one has to bring you back anything.

So the first banknote I have is a 50cent coin this is from 1969 this actually replaced a 5 shilling banknote that they actually have and if you know Australian currency we don’t we didn’t actually use a 5 shilling banknote and this one was used up until 1975 when they actually replaced it with a coin the same as the Australian 50 cent coins he had a different design but is the same shape and size and weight as you can see how to see coat-of-arms as queen Elizabeth ii and this is the first prefix a 1 so they had 1 million banknotes but the population of Fiji now is about half a million back in 1969 and probably would have been at least one 200,000.

 I did, in fact, check that so you can do that yourself a watermark is a Fijian man with a cool hairdo and on the reverse we just have a fenced house and we have a lot of our palm trees some of them might be coconut palms but they could be other species as well and that’s a nice banknote the value of these being answers probably about four to ten dollars in this condition and then you go in upwards as the condition actually gets better so here we have a Don in 71 issues you can tell because it has one signature and it’s iu4 so actually took him a long time to use the banknotes and on the reverse we had the same thing just a change in the signature then we have two dollars so you have banknotes of this series are the one dollar five dollars ten and twenty dollars so I don’t really have those over banknotes and this $2 is actually a 1974 issue because it has a 5.

 so if it was a 4 and earlier a 1 and a 2 and 1969a3 a4 71 so this one’s 1974 and these banknotes were in circulation up and around about 1980 when actually replaced them we first smaller banknote they had a different effigy so a more up-to-date one it’s our older version of Queen Elizabeth and there’s the boy in the watermark don’t know who it is might have been an old chief and there’s security Fred and on the reverse, we don’t have anything we just have two dollars that’s pretty much the same as the rest of the banknotes so all of them just have the denomination on the back so the most interesting one is the 50cent and these ones hmm you’re probably looking at 10 to 20 dollars for a banknote in this condition.

as you can see it’s got some damage down there but I never actually bought these Banknotes. I think I got them from one of my uncle’s a long time ago I’m talking about 30 years here so I’ve been actually purchasing season I’m not gonna sell okay me next series we have is a series that was first issued in1980 and pretty much all day actually done over the time was actually just changed the effigy and the reverse sewed this one sorry I was looking up okay these ones actually issued in 1992 first issue and the last issue was in 2002 so been ten years now replaced in 2007.

currently, Fiji doesn’t issue any banknotes of Queen Elizabeth because they took her off it so these were 1992issue currently Fiji doesn’t actually use the $2 banknote they replaced it with a coin this is good because its actually a radar banknote so radar Bank that means it has four nine nine nine four and you read it backwards four nine nine nine four so that he’s actually right up to England I just realized that I didn’t actually realize that first and this one is actually your last signature of this actual series and it’s an in soon the reverse we have cultural diversity of Fiji so it’s a bit hard to actually make out so I believe this is actually probably a chief and these are two Fijian females and he’s prone to Indian people at least half the population comes from South Asia.

 so there is actually a language called Fijian Hindi which is actually spoken in Fiji and then we have Fijian and there’s also another language on one of the islands can’t remember what the language Jesus a small island that I have their own language related to Fijian it’s beautiful bank name I like that you’ve got the ocean the palms the sand this beautiful blue just blues and yellows just make a beautiful Bankname so I just want this condition you’re probably looking at probably face value pretty much but if you want an uncirculated one you’re probably looking a bit between ten and twenty dollars and then we have the other series okay another thing I like to make out these banknotes all the same size so good they’re two dollars at the front the twenty dollars at the back.

so let’s have a look at the other ones here’s the five dollar banknote from around let’s have a look good you have a big nose so these are all before word2002 so I was just looking up signature because the signature is the 2005 series of signatures and as you can say has a beautiful bird today’s all heavy bird the mister to again D 2 has a Kaka the five has one a dumb so you can probably look that up and see what actual species they get scientific name there we have the coat of arms this is security feature here you have a security Fred and on the reverse, we have nine NadiAirport which is main important Fiji and we have a catamaran so a beautiful bank night that is actually quite like these type of features and all patterns and as you can see printed by Thomasdelivery company.

So that easy five a night you’ll be paying about ten-twenty dollars for a bank night in this condition uncirculated definitely paying away have a lot more then we have the $20 banknote so another thing I need to mention is that at the time the Fiji dollars equivalent to the Australian dollar soon to one but if I get an exchange rate need to add a currency so the G and we get the exchange rate $15 1.5 so has actually decreased in value and this is an 8k nothing special but serial number this one is the cat-cow looks like a type of honeyeater and portray of queen Elizabeth ii.

Some nice banknote remembering Fiji my friend was telling me that you know the taxi driver saying it paid my $50 a week yeah that’s quite not enough money my brother went a few years ago and here saying that the wages they are actually pretty low and we’re just happy just to get two dollars because they’re pretty much living a lot of of people live in poverty and there we have folks with a fetch shelter so for transport and protection against rain you might have been someone’s place of living but I’m not too sure I mean we have children playing in the water looks like a little goon and what will be connected to the ocean somewhere you know really like this patination again, there we have a plant not too sure what plant that is it’s pretty much the same in all the banknotes so this one you probably at least $20 for this type of banknote because these would actually be hard and again uncirculated public to a mere 40 $50.

 Then we have the $100 I’m not 100 did$20 looks this is a nice beautiful blue banknote you bird on it is a Moosa looks like a looks like it might be a type of finch or maybe a sparrow then we have another plant, it’s that plant change yes it does yeah plant actually changes so it looks like it shows the that looks like a type of eucalypt on the $2 but anyway he shows that the plant is what the bird will interact with so you saw there’s more security feature so you can see it has your logo of the Central Bank and I’m just guessing it there I could not be better yeah I always make mistakes no harm in doing that as long as you know that you made a mistake and you correct it but second and on the reverse, we have a hotel this is the reserved banker says their own Parliament House it says so yeah.

 In the parliament house looks like a table a traditional building just some modern architectural style and I actually quite like he’s being named so in this condition you probably looking about $40 for a $20 banknote in uncirculated at probably at least $100easy because now most fee jeans wouldn’t actually keep these in uncirculated condition and a lot of tourists while majority then would not have probably kept any Fijian currents so that is the banknotes that were circulating from 96 to when I say 2007so they haven’t been in circulation for at least 13 years the only way you can get those if you actually buy them off the secondary market and here we have a commemorative banknote so it’s one of two they actually also issued a $2,000.

so $2,000 thing I see here it is as you can see it’s a map of Fiji that back now it’s actually very expensive equivalent to about one thousand and three hundred dollars so wouldn’t be surprised this cost about five to ten thousand dollars actually boy 2k o 975 so they can reduce the maximum of 10,000 of these banknotes but then we have this one this one’s actually a so more of a common banknote so 2k and it got six digits so I can actually have 1 million of this bingo so it’s actually not a scarce one but he has the president righto sir Pinilla ganene love on the front and celebrating you mm elaine.

IAM there’s a Kaka so let’s have a look at the $2 for me period so it’s pretty much the same and they just replace delizabeth ii we’ve you president and other birds the same back they changed it it’s just got different people from Fiji so as you can see the Punjabi person so if you’re not too familiar a lot of people mistake the Punjabis for Muslims but it’s three defining features you’ve got the Hat the long beard and I usually have a not a Bengal a bracelet

 special bracelet majority of them keep the bracelet a lot of them shave and don’t wear to have nanny ever Fiji indigenous people looks like a green tea sea turtle and all in the background and here is is that longitude and Fiji that I 100 and ameridian so that will be longitude and what is the watermark the watermark is the same as dear ones but this is a consecutive run and these bank notes we look at about $8 per banknote so not the sheik banknote but it’s actually something good to collect if you can actually afford it.

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