- Fijian pound
subunit_ratio_1 = 1/20
subunit_ratio_2 = 1/240
symbol = £
symbol_subunit_1 = s
symbol_subunit_2 = d
used_coins = ½d, 1d, 3d, 6d, 1 shilling, 1 florin
frequently_used_banknotes = 5/-, 10/-, £1, £5, £10 and £20
rarely_used_banknotes = 1d, 1 and 2 shillings,
Reserve Bank of Fiji
issuing_authority_website = www.reservebank.gov.fj
obsolete_notice = YThe pound was the currency of
Fijibetween 1873 and 1969. It was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.
Until 1917, the
British poundcirculated, supplemented by locally produced paper money. From 1917, the government issued paper money for Fiji, followed by coins starting in 1934. The pound was replaced by the dollar at a rate of 1 pound = 2 dollars.
In 1934, coins were introduced in denominations of ½, 1 and 6 pence, 1 shilling and 1 florin (2 shillings). Although the larger denomination coins were the same size as the corresponding British coins, the ½ and 1 penny coins were
cupro-nickelwith holes. In 1942 and 1943, coins were produced for Fiji at the San Franciscomint, resulting in brass½ and 1 penny coins and 90% silver 6 pence, shilling and florin coins. In 1947, nickel-brass, dodecagonal 3 pence coins were introduced. Cupro-nickel replaced silver between 1953 and 1957.
In 1871, 1 pound notes were issued at
Levukaon the island of Ovalau. These were followed in 1873 by notes of the Fiji Banking and Commercial Company in denominations of 5 and 10 shillings and 1 and 5 pounds. The Bank of New Zealandintroduced notes in 1876 in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 20 pounds, followed by 10 shillings notes in 1918. The Bank of New South Walesissued 1 pound notes in 1901.
In 1917, the government introduced 1 pound notes, followed by 5 and 10 shillings in 1920, 10 pounds in 1925, 5 pounds in 1926 and 20 pounds in 1934. Emergency issues were made during
World War IIfor 1 penny, 1 and 2 shillings.
*numis cite SCWC|date=1991
*numis cite SCWPM|date=1994
*numis cite SCWPM|date=1990.s
Standard numismatics external links
world_coin_gallery_1_url = Fiji
world_coin_gallery_1_name = Fiji
banknote_world_1_url = fiji
banknote_world_1_name = Fiji
dollarization_1_url = fj
dollarization_1_name = Fiji
gfd_1_url = Fiji
gfd_1_name = Fiji
show_gfd_excel = Y
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