RBF statement on coin discolouration

$2 coin

The Reserve Bank of Fiji today says it has noted the concerns from the public on the discoloration or tarnishing of the newly issued $1 and $2 coins as well as the confusion on the coin sizes.

RBF governor Barry Whiteside said the discolouration of the $1 and $2 coins were first identified early this year, soon after these coins were issued into circulation from January 2.

In a statement, Mr Whiteside said the suppliers were immediately notified of the issue.

The discoloration issue, unfortunately, he said  had contributed to confusion among members of the public in differentiating between the two coins as the designs could be difficult to see in poor light conditions.

 

 – FIJI TIMES