Fiji PM unveils new $7 note


Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, unveiled a new $7-dollar commemorative banknote on the margins of the Marist 7s tournament at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay last Saturday.

In congratulating the Fiji 7s Men and Ladies Teams for their victories at the Tokyo Olympics last year, PM Bainimarama said the Fijian teams went to Tokyo with the goal of winning.

“Our Fijiana Drua are showing that right now in Super W, and our men’s Drua are showing that Fijians play Super Rugby as well as we play Sevens — and even better when we can play on a Fijian team,” he said.

“Today we are unveiling a new, $7-dollar banknote to commemorate our win in Sevens. It pictures the men’s team on one side and the women’s team on the other. The men’s side is a gold colour, and the women’s side is a bronze colour.”

“This commemorative Banknote will be legal tender and will be issued into circulation this coming Monday, 28 March, and which gives it some extra value as a collector’s item both here and abroad,” he added.

PM Bainimarama thanked the Reserve Bank of Fiji and Oberthur Fiduciaire — who was selected to produce the banknote, the Fiji Rugby Union for collaborating on this production.

The commemorative banknote will be legal tender and will be issued into circulation from today.