3 Mar 2011

Queen Elizabeth to be removed from Fiji bank notes and coins

11:50 am on 3 March 2011

Queen Elizabeth is to be removed from Fiji's bank notes and coins, in favour of local iconic flora and fauna .

Fiji Live reports this follows cabinet's approval of new designs based on a submission made by the interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Cabinet has also approved designs selected by the currency design committee for a new two dollar coin to replace the two dollar banknote.

The new design notes and coins, including the new two dollar coin will be introduced into circulation around June 2012.