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.
In 1957 Iceland issued a 10 kronur note and it was soon noticed there was an error in the spelling of Reykjavikurhofen on the back. An umlaut was omitted over the "o" of Hofn. Rather than leave it, the error was corrected and the umlaut added (P38b). Crisp Uncirculated examples at a great price!