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Coin: Fifty Cents 2017 Ben Ryan
Description

The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) announced on 20 April 2017 a circulation $7 banknote and a 50 cents coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s Gold Medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The coin is round shaped with milled edges with dodecagon inside edges.

CountryFiji CurrencyFijian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (round, steel)
Year2017 CurrentYes
Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 1,000,000 (1.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialNickel-plated steel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)26.5000 Thickness (mm)1.7200
Mass (g)6.5500
Obverse

The obverse of the 50 cents coin features the word FIJI and the issuing year 2017 with the denomination and value 50 cents to the left and a small representation of the Fijian Coat of Arms to the right.

The main image is that of Fiji Rugby 7s Olympic Coach, Mr Ben Ryan CF, sitting on the Sigatoka Sand Dunes with arms folded
with the ocean as the backdrop and the words BEN RYAN SEVENS HEAD COACH inscribed around the coin in a semi-circle.

Obverse inscription FIJI 2017 50 cents BEN RYAN SEVENS HEAD COACH
Reverse

The reverse of the coin features the words FIJI RUGBY 7s. The main image is that of Fiji rugby 7s team in their pre-game iconic bonding mode with the words GOLD OLYMPIANS inscribed on the bottom of the coin.

Reverse inscriptionFIJI RUGBY 7s GOLD OLYMPIANS
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Cents 2017 Ben Ryan: References to Information Used
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Reserve Bank of Fiji 2017 Mint link
Reserve Bank of Fiji 2017 Mintage link
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Fifty Cents 2017 Ben Ryan: Some useful external links
Ben Ryan pictured on Fijian 50 cent coin to honour Olympic sevens gold - BBC Sport
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