Samoa new 50-tala note confirmed

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50 tala, no date. Like CBS B16a, but new signatures (Faumuina Tiatia Faaolatane Liuga and Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari) and new decorative pattern overprinted on the designs at top and bottom borders on front and back.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Max Keller.

Samoa new type 100-tala note confirmed

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100-tala notes (CBS B19) have been confirmed with signatures of Faumuina Tiatia Faaolatane Liuga and Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari. Additionally, there is a new decorative pattern overprinted on the designs at top and bottom borders on front and back.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Gaetano Trabattoni (Delcampe store), Claudio Marana, Martin Burger, and Kai Hwong.

Samoa new signature 5- and 20-tala notes confirmed

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5- and 20-tala notes (CBS B13b and B15b, respectively) have been confirmed with signatures of Faumuina Tiatia Faaolatane Liuga and Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari. Both issued in 2012.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Martin Burger, and Kai Hwong.

Samoa new 50-tala commemorative note confirmed

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According to a Central Bank of Samoa press release, the bank has issued two commemorative collectible coins and a limited edition 50-tala (US$22) banknote for circulation to mark Samoa’s 50th Independence Day on 1 June 2012. This note is like the preceding issues, but with 50th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE below the country’s name at upper center on front, darker geometric patterns along the top and bottom edges on both sides, and a new signature combination (Faumuina Tiatia Faaolatane Liuga and Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari).

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Courtesy of Jay Mollindo and and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Samoa chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Samoa chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers every note (50 types and varieties, including 26 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Central Bank of Samoa from 1985 to present day.

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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Samoa to replace 2-tala note with coin


According to a Radio New Zealand International posting on 5 April 2011, the Central Bank of Samoa plans to replace the polymer 2-tala (P31) note with a coin, and also plans to reduce the size of its coinange, all in an effort to save money in the face of rising commodities prices.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Samoa issues new series



5 tala (US$1.95)
Red. Front: Beach. Back: Robert Louis Stevenson’s former house (current residence of head of state) in Vailima. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBS. Watermark: Male head in profile, electrotype CBS, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.



10 tala (US$3.95)
Blue. Front: Rugby team being crowned champions at the IRB Hong Kong Sevens in 2007. Back: Samoan school children on their way to school. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBS. Watermark: Male head in profile, electrotype CBS, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.



20 tala (US$7.90)
Yellow. Front: Cascading waterfall. Back: Manumea (national bird) and Teuila (national flower). Windowed security thread with demetalized CBS. Watermark: Male head in profile, electrotype CBS plus Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.



50 tala (US$19.75)
Purple. Front: Government building at Matagialalua. Back: Central Bank of Samoa building. Optiks security thread. Watermark: Male head in profile, electrotype CBS. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.



100 tala (US$39.50)
Green. Front: Malietoa Tanumafili II. Back: Mulivai Catholic Cathedral. Optiks security thread. Watermark: Male head in profile, electrotype CBS. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.
Replacement notes: Prefix ZZ.