On April 22, 2009, the governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Wilson Kamit, gave the following speech concerning the issue of commemorative 20-kina and 100-kina banknotes, which became legal tender the following day:   “Members of the Board, invited guests, staff and management of the BankRead More…

B135 (P29): 5 kina (US$1.50) Violet. 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; primitive currencies; Hombuli mask used for bridal payments in Sepik region; kina shell used in Highlands; shell necklaceRead More…

B137 (P31): 20 kina (US$5.95) Red-brown. 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; boar head; toea (cowrie shell) necklace from Madang; Toa armband from Central Province; shell ornament from Western Province;Read More…

B134 (P28): 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. Back: English text; Mount Hagan axe; Kula arm band from Milne Bay Province; engraved dogs’ tooth necklace from Bougainville; Sepik clayRead More…