First 88-cent commemorative note issued with unlimited potential
On August 8, 2022, the Fiji 88 cent numismatic note was made available for purchase locally and overseas as a collector’s item. It is legal tender in the Republic of Fiji and is redeemable at the Reserve Bank of Fiji; and since it is limited in quantity, i.e. only 3.6 million coins, the note has significant collectible value and numismatic significance.
The Governor and Chairman of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Mr Ariff Ali, said “To the delight of our numismatic collectors, we are privileged to offer these iconic 88 cent numismatic notes for local and international sales.
De La Rue plc Chief Currency Officer Ruth Euling said: “Congratulations to the Reserve Bank of Fiji on their iconic 88c numismatic banknote project. We are grateful for the confidence that the Reserve Bank of Fiji has placed in De La Rue in the design and production of this banknote and we are honored by our strong and ongoing relationship. May the God of Wealth themed 88c numismatic banknote bring good fortune to all.
The Chinese God of Wealth, the subject of this banknote, is a popular god in Chinese culture, who blesses people with good luck, happiness and prosperity
The front design of this note features a hibiscus flower, the coat of arms of Fiji, the denominational value and the signature of the Governor of the Bank. The front of the note also features fluorescent features, intaglio printing and optically variable ink (OVI) which is embossed on the hibiscus flower. Additionally, there is a multi-tone watermark of the hibiscus flower and denomination towards the left of the note.
The reverse design mainly features elements of Chinese customs, the God of Wealth and a money tree as well as various lucky coins and the RBF logo. The reverse design features bold multi-color fluorescent features and Pure Image(TM) yarn that has both motion effects and holographic colors. Additionally, there is an iridescent band of various shiny gold coins and diamonds running across the note from top to bottom. Custom serial numbering has various prefixes and numbering sequences.
The God of Wealth Commemorative Banknote is a very special banknote that combines a number of “world firsts”:
1. It is the world’s first banknote with a face value of 88 cents. This creative design is inspired by Chinese culture’s love of the number 8. In Chinese, the number 8 is pronounced ‘fa’, which means ‘fortune’. Therefore, the use of 88 as a denomination goes well with the theme of the God of Wealth, making it a unique design.
2. The 88c banknote was produced by the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, De La Rue, using the highest standards in printing technology. De La Rue has many of the best printing and security technologies in the world. For example, the widest security thread ever used (Nexus(TM)), two-color UV fluorescence are all proprietary to the company. Not only do these technologies dramatically improve the level of security, but the combination of features also makes the ticket colorful and worth playing over and over again, with the naked eye or under a violet light or magnifying glass.
3. Custom serial numbering has various prefixes and numbering sequences with special meanings. This is the first time in De La Rue’s more than 200 year history that the company has attempted to produce such a complex range of numbers.
The creation of the God of Wealth banknote is a rare example of transnational, North-South and East-West cultural and technical cooperation. The project brought together people from the Reserve Bank of Fiji, De La Rue (UK) and Chinacoin, to combine their own specific areas of expertise to collectively deliver this unique 88c note project.
Whether for one’s own personal collection or as a special gift for friends and family, the Fiji 88c God of Wealth banknote is the perfect choice.
Name: Mr. Hou Yueheng
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Organization: China Coin INDUSTRIAL Co. Limited
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