In 2012 Fiji will replace the image of Queen Elizabeth II on its currency with images of local plants & animals. Fiji, a former British colony, gained independence in 1970 but continued to feature the Queen on its coins. Other former British colonies such as Australia, New Zealand & Canada still follow the same practice.

Fiji to drop Queen from currency

In 2012 Fiji will replace the image of Queen Elizabeth II on its currency with images of local plants & animals. Fiji, a former British colony, gained independence in 1970 but continued to feature the Queen on its coins. Other former British colonies such as Australia, New Zealand & Canada still follow the same practice.

Jersey P-37

18 Banknotes Showing Queen Elizabeth II From Childhood To Now

1953 Ten Dollars, Queen Elizabeth, Malaya & British Borneo bank note

This is a 1953 Ten Dollar Queen Elizabeth, Malaya & British Borneo bank note signed by W.

Bahamas P-76

Bahamas P-76

Bahamas P-73

Bahama dollar - paper monetary unit, the note, a denomination, modern money of the Bahamas

Jersey P-34

Jersey P-34

New Zealand New $20 Note Featuring Queen Elizabeth II

Currency in New Zealand is about to get a major upgrade as part of a "Brighter Money" initiative undertaken by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Scotland P-368 on the back

Undated Royal Bank of Scotland handout photo of a commemorative banknote to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the monarch's connections with Scotland, which was launched today

Scotland £5 note celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee

Scotland note celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee

Did you know that the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared in the currencies of nearly 33 countries and her first portrait appeared when she was 9 years old?  Source: Time.com

From Australia to Trinidad and Tobago, Queen Elizabeth II's portrait has graced the currencies of 33 different countries — more than that of any other individual.

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