FIJI'S currency — featuring flora and fauna designs — will be unveiled at the end of the year.
The Reserve Bank of Fiji listed this as one of its highlights for 2011 as it released its annual report yesterday.
"A major development during the year was the finalisation by the Currency Design Committee of flora and fauna designs for our new banknotes and coins family that will be officially unveiled and launched in late 2012," the bank said in a statement.
According to the statement, RBF gave Government $47.8 million of its entire profits.
The sum comprised $34.5 million for the financial year ended 2011 and a fifth of the Revaluation Reserve Account of $13.3 million, the bank said.
RBF governor Barry Whiteside said the macroeconomic policy would continue to target the restoration of confidence while maintaining financial sector health critical to strengthening Fiji's economic recovery.
"Building greater resilience against future shocks through appropriate monetary, financial sector and exchange rate policies apart from maintaining the momentum of the current structural reforms would be important as we forge ahead," he said.
Mr Whiteside said the work of the bank would continue to be motivated by the need to build a stronger and more resilient Fijian economy, responsive to the needs of the Fijian people.