Tonga issues new 100-pa’anga note

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.

100 pa’anga (US$55.10)
Cherry red and white. Front: King George Tupou V. Back: Vava’u Harbor. Optiks security thread. Watermark: King Tupou with electrotype NRBT. Printer: De La Rue (w/o imprint). 150 x 70 mm. No date. Signatures: Dr. Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele, PALEMIA O TONGA; ‘Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto, MINISITA PA’ANGA. Introduced 30.07.2008.

Courtesy of Mirsad Delic.