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President commends RBF for new coins and banknotes

December 12, 2012 12:06 am

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has commended the Reserve Bank of Fiji for incorporating some of the country’s unique flora and fauna on the new banknotes and coins.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new banknotes and coins this morning, Ratu Epeli said currency is another form of a nations’ identity.

He said the more appealing and relevant the designs on our currency are to our national appeal, the more our currency portrays our nation.

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He added that while there’s a little sadness because the new banknotes and coins no longer feature the portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second, the change is necessary.

Ratu Epeli said it is now time to move forward as we strive to create our own identity synonymous to what Fiji is all about, its people, its resources and its national heritage.

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