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Papua New Guinea

 

2 Kina, (1981)

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10 Kina, (1985)

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5 Kina, (1992)

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2 Kina, (1995) Polymer
Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Independence

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10 Kina, 1998
Commemorates Bank's 25th Anniversary

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5 Kina, 2000
Commemorates the new Millennium

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2 Kina, (2000) Polymer
Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Independence

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5 Kina, (2000)
Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Independence

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10 Kina, (2000) Polymer
Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Independence

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20 Kina, (2000)
Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Independence

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50 Kina, (2000) Polymer
Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Independence

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Front: National Parliament building

Back: Sir Michael Somare (1936-), Prime minister of Papua New Guinea

Somare was Papua New Guinea's first Prime Minister (1975-80) after the country achieved full independence in 1975. He served in the same position 1982-85, and again from 2002 to date.

 

10 Kina, (2000) Polymer

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20 Kina, (2004) Polymer
Commemorates Bank's 30th Anniversary

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2 Kina, (20)07 Polymer

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5 Kina, (20)08 Polymer

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10 Kina, (20)08 Polymer

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2 Kina, 2008 Polymer
Bank of New Guinea 35th Anniversary Commemorative

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Front: Parliament building, Port Moresby

Artifacts

Courtesy haris004

 

100 Kina, (2009) Hybrid Polymer
Bank of New Guinea 35th Anniversary Commemorative

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Front: Parliament building, Port Moresby

Back: Tanker; Airplane; Truck; Radio tower

Courtesy noteshobby

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Papua New Guinea consists of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, second largest island in the world after Greenland. Spanish navigator Jorge de Menezes, who landed on the northwest shore in 1527, discovered the island of New Guinea. The island was claimed, in part or whole, by Spain, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany.

Papua, formerly British New Guinea, is situated in the southeastern quarter of the island. Queensland in 1883 and the British Crown in 1888 annexed that part of the island. Germany annexed the area known as German New Guinea, comprising the northeastern quarter of the island in 1884.

Japan invaded New Guinea and Papua in early 1942, but Australian control was restored before the end of the year in Papua and in 1945 in New Guinea. Following Japanese surrender, both territories came under U.N. trusteeship with Australia as the administering power. Papua New Guinea became self-governing in 1973. Full independence was achieved within the British Commonwealth in 1975.

For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Papua New Guinea.

 

 

 

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