MDM Muenzhandelsgesellschaft (Germany)
10 Fiji Dollars
The Mayer Mint (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: Bertha Benz and her children in the Motorwagen, face value.
Reverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
A brief annotation
Bertha Benz was born on 3 May 1849 in Pforzheim, Germany. She
married inventor Carl Benz on 20 July 1872 and died on 5 May 1944 in Ladenburg. She invested in Benz's business in 1871 enabling him to develop the first patented automobile and in 1888 she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance, in doing so bringing the Benz Motorwagen worldwide attention and the company its first sales.