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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »

Fautasi.



The reverse of the 10 sene, the lowest denomination, featured a fautasi, a Samoan boat, similar to a longboat. Fautasi boats are around 100 feet in length and can accommodate a rowing crew of 50.

The design was by Wojciech Pietranik of the Royal Australian Mint.
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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2018, 11:59:49 AM »

The teuila, Samoa's national flower.



The 20 sene featured a teuila, also known as red ginger (Alpinia purpurata). It is the national flower of Samoa.

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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2018, 12:02:59 PM »

Manumea.



The 50 sene featured a manumea (Didunculus strigirostris), also known as a tooth-billed pigeon.

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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2018, 12:05:43 PM »
The reverse of the 1 tala coin featured a kava bowl.

The design was by Aaron Baggio of the Royal Australian Mint.
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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2018, 12:06:20 PM »
Here you see the obverse of the 1 tala coin.
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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2018, 12:08:03 PM »
The reverse of the 2 tala coin featured the Samoan national emblem.

The design was modelled by Wojciech Pietranik of the Royal Australian Mint.
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Re: Coinage of Samoa
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2018, 12:10:22 PM »
An unusual feature of the 10, 20 and 50 sene coins is that they have a scalloped inner rim on the reverse, but the obverse, showing the portrait of the head of state, does not have a scalloped or unusual inner rim.

Below you see how the coins look in relation to one another.
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