The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) was awarded the ‘Regional Banknote of the Year Award 2013’ for the Flora and Fauna Banknote Series at the Reconnaissance International Limited Asian Middle East and African High Security Printing Seminar that was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 7–9 October, 2013. The new design banknotes were issued into circulation from 2 January 2013.
RBF Deputy Governor Mr Inia R Naiyaga said the RBF is extremely proud of this milestone achievement. The RBF extends its sincere gratitude to the Currency Design Committee comprising eminent Fijians for their excellent selection of Fiji’s unique flora and fauna some of which are believed to be extinct, to note printers De La Rue Currency, United Kingdom and all stakeholders for their contribution towards the designing, production, launch and issuance of Fiji’s new family of banknotes.
The Bank is also grateful to Reconnaissance International Limited for recognising Fiji’s banknotes for the best new banknote series award as this places Fiji’s currency amongst the best in the world. The RBF is proud to be associated with contributing towards the preservation of natural biodiversity for future generations.