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Samoa: New effigy on circulating coins 2017/2018
« on: December 24, 2016, 02:44:25 PM »
In 2017, Samoa is going to hold elections for a Head of State (O le Ao o le Malo). It is however possible that 78-year old Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi will be re-elected. Samoa and Vatican City are the only remaining countries on earth who depict an active elected Head of State on their standard circulating coins. The third last country to do so was Malawi which removed the portrait of their president from their circulating coins in 2004.
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Re: Samoa: New effigy on circulating coins 2017/2018
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 04:47:58 PM »
Tomorrow Samoa will get a new head of state as the current head of state has not been re-elected, which means the country will get new circulating coins. Their new head of state is 70-year old Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II.