The National Reserve Bank of Tonga issued a new 100-pa’anga banknote on July 30, 2008. The bank intends to issue newly designed banknotes in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 pa’anga in early 2009. Older notes will remain legal tender, but will be phased out over time.
B218 (P43): 100 pa’anga (US$50)
Cherry red and white. Front: English and Tongan text; King George Tupou V; coat of arms. Back: English and Tongan text; Vava’u Harbor; medallion. Optiks security thread. Watermark: King George Tupou V, electrotype NRBT, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 70 mm. Paper.
a. No date. Sig. 6. Prefix A. Intro: 30.07.2008.
Courtesy of Mirsad Delic.