Rugby Sevens is an obsession for
the island nation of Fiji. In 2016
at the Rio Olympics, Fiji won its first
ever Olympic Medal and this first and
only Olympic medal was gold; won
by the Fijian Rugby Sevens team
after their triumph over the Great
Britain squad with a score of 43-7.
To mark this remarkable achievement
and also to reflect the pride of
the nation in the National team, a new
legal tender 7 dollar banknote has just
been issued. (P-New ) It’s a fabulous
note. The front, printed vertically,
features the Fijian flag, Ben Ryan, the
national coach is depicted sitting on
the Sigatoka Sand Dunes where the
players run up during training and a
main illustration of Captain Osea
Kolinisau running with the ball. The
back of the notes shows the Team
with their medals, alongside the
Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe
Bainimarama and team officials.
Viewed under Ultra Violet light the
players' medals light up!
A wonderful note in crisp
uncirculated condition at £9.95.
Bolivia, or The Plurinational State of Bolivia as it now wishes to be known, has been issuing a wonderful
new series of banknotes. The 50 bolivianos has recently been introduced.(P-New) The front
features portraits of three important freedom fighters in Bolivia’s history.- Jose Manuel Baca Canoto,
Bruno Racua and Pablo Zarate Willka. In the background an illustration of the Fortaleza de Inkallajta, an
administrative centre on the eastern border of the Inca Empire.
The back is charming featuring the extinct volcano of Nevado Sajama, the endangered Andean
Flamingo and fields of quinoa. Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability.