FJD – Fiji Dollar

Monetary System

1867: 1 Fijian dollar = 100 cents
1873: 1 Fijian pound = 20 shillings
1969: 1 Fijian dollar (FJD) = 100 cents

2020 Commemorative Issues

This 50-dollar legal tender note commemorates Fiji’s 50th anniversary of independence, hence the special FAI prefix. It was introduced along with a 50-cent commemorative coin. Special numismatic collector sets are now also available through the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

Description: 50.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 151 x 67 mm

Orange, blue, red, and brown. Front: English text; coat of arms; Government House guards raising the Fijian flag. Back: English text; six children in native costumes running with Fijian flags; coat of arms. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 151 x 67 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

2017 Commemorative Issues

This 7-dollar legal tender note commemorates Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics (XXXI) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 – 21 August 2016.Each note has a 7-digit serial number and 2-letter prefix. The prefix is AU (from Latin: aurum), the chemical symbol for gold.

Description: 7.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 140 x 67 mm

Blue. Front (vertical): English text; Fijian flag; Olympic coach Ben Ryan sitting on Sigatoka Sand Dunes; Olympic captain Osea Kolinisau running with ball; gold medal and RBF logo in OVI; coat of arms. Back: English text; Fiji Rugby 7s Gold Olympians with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and team officials; domodomo; bank logo. 2-mm wide STARsheen windowed security thread with demetalized FIJI 7s GOLD OLYMPIANS. Watermark: Savenaca Rawaca running with ball and electrotype 7. Printer: (Oberthur Fiduciaire). 140 x 67 mm. Paper.

2013 Issues

These notes feature new designs of Fijian flora and fauna replacing the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on all denominations. The 2-dollar note is not included because it has been replaced by a coin.
Each note has a 7-digit serial number and 3-letter prefix. The prefixes start at FFA, and the third letter advances alphabetically over time before advancing the second letter.

Description: 5.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 136 x 67 mm

Green. Front: English text; Kato ni Masima (salt basket); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; kulawai (red-throated lorikeet) bird perched on a branch; coat of arms. Back: English text; Fijian crested iguana (Brachylophus vitiensis); balaka palm tree; masiratu flower (Degeneria vitiensis); domodomo; bank logo. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Fijian head. Printer: DE LA RUE. 136 x 67 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 10.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 141 x 67 mm

Purple. Front: English text; i Buburau ni Bete (duck dish); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; beli fish (Redigobius leveri); Kaleidoscope foil star; coat of arms. Back: English text; Joske’s Thumb mountain; palm trees; Grand Pacific Hotel building and cars in Suva circa 1914; domodomo; bank logo. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 10, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 141 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 146 x 67 mm

Blue. Front: English text; Foa (Rotuman coconut scraper); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; kacau ni gau (Fiji petrel) bird flying over waves; holographic patch; coat of arms. Back: English text; fish processing; cutting lumber; mining; train; Mount Uluinabukelevu in Kadavu; domodomo; bank logo. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 20, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 146 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 151 x 67 mm

Orange. Front: English text; Wasekaseka (whale’s tooth necklace); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; tagimoucia flowering plant (Medinilla waterhousei); coat of arms. Back: English text; nine men; Tubetube; Yaqona Vakaturaga; domodomo; bank logo. Holographic stripe. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 151 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 156 x 67 mm

Yellow. Front: English text; Buli Kula (golden cowrie necklace); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; nanai (cicada) insect; coat of arms. Back: English text; two women singers and man with guitar; map of 180° meridian; two snorklers, sailing ship, and fish; domodomo; bank logo. Holographic stripe. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 100, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 67 mm. Paper.

2007 – 2011 Issues

These notes feature new designs, including a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and images of local people, flora and fauna, culture and tradition, as well as industrial and economic activity. The banknotes vary in size lengthwise, with the new highest denomination (100 dollars) being the same size as preceding issues, and each successively smaller denomination 5 millimeters shorter. The notes are printed on De La Rue’s “Platinum” paper substrate for longer life.
Each note has a 6-digit serial number and 2-letter prefix. The prefixes start at CA, and the second letter advances alphabetically over time before advancing the first letter. New signature varieties have prefixes that resume where the preceding varieties end.

Description: 10.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 141 x 67 mm

Purple. Front: English text; i Buburau ni Bete (duck dish); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; Queen Elizabeth II; Kaleidoscope foil star; coat of arms. Back: English text; Joske’s Thumb mountain; palm trees; Grand Pacific Hotel building and cars in Suva circa 1914; domodomo; bank logo. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 10, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 141 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 146 x 67 mm

Blue. Front: English text; Foa (Rotuman coconut scraper); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; Queen Elizabeth II; holographic fan; coat of arms. Back: English text; fish processing; cutting lumber; mining; train; Mount Uluinabukelevu in Kadavu; domodomo; bank logo. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 20, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 146 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 151 x 67 mm

Orange. Front: English text; Wasekaseka (whale’s tooth necklace); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; Queen Elizabeth II; holographic turtle; coat of arms. Back: English text; nine men; Tubetube; Yaqona Vakaturaga; domodomo; bank logo. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 151 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 FJD – Fiji Dollar   Size: 151 x 67 mm

Orange. Front: English text; Wasekaseka (whale’s tooth necklace); domodomo (canoe masthead) as registration device; Queen Elizabeth II; holographic turtle; coat of arms. Back: English text; nine men; Tubetube; Yaqona Vakaturaga; domodomo; bank logo. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized RBF and domodomo. Watermark: Fijian head, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 151 x 67 mm. Paper.

Kingdom of Fiji Treasury

Ratu Seru Epenisa Cakobau (Fijian: destroyer of Bau) was a ratu (ruler) and vunivalu (warlord) who united part of Fiji’s tribes, establishing a constitutional monarchy under his leadership (5 June 1871 – 10 October 1874), with Levuka as capital of the lands including all of modern Fiji, except the island of Rotuma.
The economy was poor, the government was in debt, and the Kingdom of Fiji Treasury (TRE) had difficulty maintaining an adequate supply of currency, then consisting of bills of exchange, checks drawn on colonial banks in Australia and New Zealand, and promissory notes from local traders, including Brewer & Joske (William H. O’Halloran Brewer and Paul Joske); Clarke, Spowart & Company; D. Levy & Sons; F. & W. Hennings; and J. C. Smith & Company.
Most of the treasury issues available on the collector market have been cancelled either with handstamps or handwritten lines through signatures and other design elements.