Tonga new 50-pa’anga note (B229a) confirmed introduced 04.12.2023

On 4 December 2023, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga introduced a new family of six banknotes to commemorate the birthday of the Kingdom’s moderniser King Tupou I. 

B229 (PNL): 50 pa’anga (US$25)

Light green and yellow. Front: English and Tongan text; medallion; King Tupou VI; Tongan coat of arms. Back: English and Tongan text; English text; Saint George Government Building. Windowed security thread. Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 150 x 70 mm. Paper. 

a. No date. Sig. 12. Prefix A. Intro: 04.12.2023.

Courtesy of Davenport Banknotes (

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