29 Oct 2014

New 2 dollar coin in Fiji from Monday

3:46 pm on 29 October 2014

Fiji's Reserve Bank has announced a new two dollar coin will be issued next week.

This change comes after members of the public complained that they had difficulty distinguishing between the current $1 and $2 coins.

The Bank's governor, Barry Whiteside, says the new coin will be slightly larger and thicker and have a new 'Spanish Flower' or inside cut edge which will help people distinguish it.

The designs on both sides of the new coin are unchanged, but have been made more prominent so that these can be easily felt.