|Fiji 50 Dollars banknote, Queen Elizabeth II|
Obverse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, based on an official photograph taken at Buckingham Palace by Terry O'Neill, an English photographer. The Royal Family Order of King George VI is apparent on the left-hand shoulder of Her Majesty in most engravings of this portrait, while the uppermost portion of the Royal Family Order of King George V is visible in the engraving on some banknotes. The tiara worn by Her Majesty, representing a wreath of flowers, is made of diamonds and Burmese rubies. The tiara was commissioned by the Queen in 1973 and manufactured by Garrard, the London jewellers, from stones in her private collection. The Burmese people gave Her Majesty a gift of ninety-six rubies set in gold as a wedding gift and Her Majesty later decided to use these stones, plus some of her diamonds, to create a tiara and earrings. The matching earrings, of rubies and diamonds, form small flowers that complement the floral form of the tiara and are worn by the Queen in this portrait. The diamonds used in the tiara and earrings came from a tiara given to Her Majesty as part of her wedding gift by the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar.
Reverse: Fiji Flag raising ceremony, Cession Stone, signing of deed of cession.
Cession Stone - This plaque commemorates the 1874 signing of the deed of cession.
Signing of deed of cession - Thirteen Cannibal Islands leaders including Cakobau sign the deed of cession on Oct. 10, 1874.
Signatories: Narube - Governor, Reserve Bank of Fiji.