The Fijian dollar is the official currency of Fiji. The official currency symbol: FJ$ or FJD.
The Fijian dollar was established in two periods, the first one between 1867 and 1873, when the Government Treasury introduced notes in denominations of 12½¢, 25¢, 50¢, 100¢ and $1, $5, $10, $25, and $50. The second Fijian dollar was introduced in 1969, replacing the Fijian pound. The government introduced notes in denominations of 50 cents, $1, $2, $10, and $20, followed by the $5 note in 1970.
In 1974, the Central Monetary Authority was assigned as the sole entity in charge of issuing paper money, which issued the same denominations, except the 50 cent bill replaced by coins in 1975. Almost ten years later, the Reserve Bank of Fiji began issuing banknotes, replacing the $ 1 coin bill in 1995 and introducing the $ 50 bill the following year. In 2007 the $ 100 bill was introduced. Since 2017, the bills that are in circulation are in denominations of $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, $ 50, and $ 100.
The 50 Fijian dollars note front design features the Tagimoucia o Medinella waterhousei flower (endemic species of Fiji), a Wasekaseka (Whale’s tooth necklace), and the National Coat of Arms.
The reverse of the note illustrates an image representing culture and heritage through descriptions of a traditional Tabua and Yaqona Vakaturaga ceremony. The design is completed with the Reserve Bank of Fiji logo. This note is part of the 2012 series, and its color is orange and yellow on a multicolor underprint.
Text: 50 Fiji This Note is Legal Tender in Fiji for FIFTY DOLLARS FIJI 50 DOLLARS