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 Posted 11/27/2021  02:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Finally, some Fijian earlies. I will just introduce these notes here and discuss them more on the Fiji thread in the Australia and Pacific section.




1969 One dollar, the first decimal dollar, VF and low serial. This is a nice note and notice the sharp colours.




1942 One penny notes, both fine. The backs had detail too.
Very small at 77mm x 50 (Basically 2 x 3 inches), the penny coin depicted on them is actual size!

The wartime fractional notes included the 1/- and 2/- notes.




These notes were also small (111 x 68mm) and printed on cheap paper. There are 2 types of the 1 shilling, mine is the earlier one on plain white paper with blank back. The 2nd type is like the 2/- note, plain back but with "Colony of Fiji" in type across the whole note.

More details on the Fiji page.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:00 am  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Finally, some Fijian earlies.


Very nice additions @Princetane. I'd like to get P-59 someday. I haven't seen very many of the WWII Emergency issued penny notes like you posted & that's the first 2 Shilling note I've seen a collector post (other what I've seen in the online catalogues).

Here's a much more common P-71b (Series of 1974) $1.00 from just "FIJI"


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 Posted 11/27/2021  1:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dispargum to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd like to get P-59 someday


@walk2dwater: May I ask, what makes this Fiji P59 so special for you?
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 Posted 11/27/2021  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good for you to show the later $1 note walk2dwater as you can clearly see how they lightened the colour between the 2 series.

Yes I was happy to get that 2 shillings too. Until last week every time I saw any Predecimal Fiji notes, they always sold quickly, luckily the dealer had a buy now and when I saw 8 watchers on the auction, I just clicked the Buy now button. It was not cheap ($60), but I knew it may be my only chance. For some reason the Penny and Shilling notes are much easier to find.

I don't have a Pick catalogue so have no idea about the numbers sorry.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  2:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dispargum to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't have a Pick catalogue so have no idea about the numbers sorry.


Your 1 $ 1969 is Fiji P59
One penny is Fiji P47
1 Shilling 1942 is Fiji P48a
2 Shillings 1942 is Fiji P50
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 Posted 11/27/2021  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't have a Pick catalogue so have no idea about the numbers sorry.


@Princetane

I've had good luck identifying many world bnknotes here: http://www.banknote.ws
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 Posted 11/27/2021  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That site is great thanks!
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 Posted 11/27/2021  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@walk2dwater: May I ask, what makes this Fiji P59 so special for you?

Not so much 'so special' but just a fair degree tougher than P-74b, like P-65a & b (which are even more challenging) they were released for a couple years. Most "GOVERNMENT OF FIJI" notes tend to be much harder to obtain than the later/plentiful "FIJI" series. It is a similar deal with the "Commonwealth of Australia" vs "Australia" series for that nation. While I'm happy with my note (it's high grade), but I know it is pretty common (like P-89, or the last 1993 $1.00) compared to the earlier "Government of Fiji" series.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, I was lucky to find it in that shape (VF with a few stains and folds).

So far I have the $1 and $10 of the 1969 series (As you know the $10 is really stained - Kava?).

The 1971 series (1 signature, C.A. Stinson) is really hard - I only have the 50 cents!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted Yesterday   10:49 am  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And not too far from the Fiji Islands, I present this recent addition, a $5 (P-6a) from the Solomon Islands:



(Now all I need is the $20):
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And not too far from the Fiji Islands, I present this recent addition, a $5 (P-6a) from the Solomon Islands:
Excellent!


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Now all I need is the $20
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Lovely and you know the Solomon Islands has released new notes in Polymer. Unlike most of the Pacific, they have had severe inflation (Okay most Pacific places have had some inflation).

Its about $5.50 Solomons to $1 NZ. Yet their largest note is still only $100 and coin is $2.

When the Solomon Islands $ was floated in 1977, it was parity with the Australian $.
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Lovely and you know the Solomon Islands has released new notes in Polymer. Unlike most of the Pacific, they have had severe inflation (Okay most Pacific places have had some inflation).
Its about $5.50 Solomons to $1 NZ. Yet their largest note is still only $100 and coin is $2.

Thanks @Princetane & I did not know that. That's too bad inflation has been so crippling for so many small nations. It must be tough on the people there. Thanks for sharing.

I bought this P-16 $20 at the start of 2021 & posted it in March. They're from 1986 & are really lovely to see (& still not too expensive, esp the $20):


and the $50:


-which have great designs & are large format but I still need to get the P-8 (or P-12) $20 featuring QEII. Every time I see one up for grabs it seems to get more expensive.
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