To celebrate 7 days until the start of the Oceania Championships, Fiji has released a $7 note.

Ok, maybe not, but Fiji do have a $7 note.

The government of Fiji issued two million $7 banknotes in commemoration the Pacific island gold medal victory in rugby sevens at last year’s Rio de Janiero Olympics.

The banknotes, which are legal tender and are the only known $7 notes in circulation in any country, were released through bank branches on the 21st.

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Fiji’s Reserve Bank will also issue one million 50¢ coins with the image of Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan on one side and Fiji players hoisting the Olympic trophy on the other.

Announcing the release of the notes and coins on Friday, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said Fiji’s gold medal success showed that despite its small size it could compete with the best in the world.

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