, According to a press release dated 21 May 2015, the Bank of Papua New Guinea will issue new 10- and 20-kina commemorative banknotes, both resized as part of the reform process undertaken by the bank to standardize the size of Papua New Guinea banknotes. The 10-kina banknote incorporates a
B150 (P45): 2 kina (US$0.60) Green. Front: English text; coat of arms with bird of paradise perched on Kundu drum and ceremonial spear; National Parliament building in Port Moresby; 40th anniversary logo. Back: English text; Mount Hagan axe; Kula arm band from Milne Bay Province; engraved dogs’ tooth necklace from
According to an article on EMTV.com, on 4 November 2013 the Bank of Papua New Guinea will issue commemorative 2- and 100-kina polymer notes like the existing regular issues (BPNG B34 and B49, respectively), but with 40th anniversary logos overprinted on front. Courtesy of Thomas Krause.
According to an undated article on Islands Business, “all paper banknotes in circulation in the country will be withdrawn by the Bank of Papua New Guinea by June 2013, after which they will not be accepted as legal tender.” Polymer notes remain legal tender.
B149 (P44 or P47): 100 kina (US$30) Green and gold. Front: English text; coat of arms with bird of paradise perched on Kundu drum and ceremonial spear; National Parliament building in Port Moresby. Back: English text; coffee beans; cardamom seeds; coconut palm tree; fish; timber; cargo ship; oil rig; bird;
All notes are dated (20)10 and signed by Leonard Wilson Kamit and Simon Tosali. On 15 September 2010 the Bank of Papua New Guinea introduced new polymer notes to commemorate the nation’s 35th anniversary of independence from Australia. All six denominations (2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 kina) have