Papua New Guinea became independent from Australia in 1975 and issued a national coinage. The stylish designs were devoted to the country's wildlife.
1 Toea. Paradise birdwing butterfly.
2 Toea. Butterfly codfish.
5 Toea. Pitted shell turtle.
10 Toea. Spotted cuscus.
20 Toea. Dwarf cassowary. (Muruk bird).
1 Kina. River and sea crocodiles. Reverse: Stylised emblem of Bank of Papua New Guinea.
Common obverse: National arms.
Reverse designs of 1 and 10 toea by Herman deRoos; 2, 5, 20 toea and 1 kina by William Shoyer;
5 kina: New Guinea harpy eagle reverse by Ernest Lauser.
All designs were also modelled by their respective designers.
The obverse designs (Coat of arms, and stylised emblem of Bank of Papua New Guinea - 1 kina) were modelled by Richard Renninger.