Author Topic: Coinage of modern Papua New Guinea  (Read 2045 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 555
Re: Coinage of modern Papua New Guinea
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2019, 01:34:32 PM »
Below you see the 10 kina commemorative collector coin of 1977, issued to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee: 25 years as queen.

You may think that the obverse is shown on the left, because it shows the Queen's portrait. Wrong! Despite being a Commonwealth realm (like Australia and Canada), PNG does not traditionally show the Queen on its coins, preferring to use its national emblem of a bird of paradise on the obverse.

Moreover, the obverse of a coin is most usually the side that shows the country name: here Papua New Guinea.

Not all Commonwealth realms use the Queen's portrait: The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Papua New Guinea do not.

See: The Worldwide Usage of the Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 555
« Last Edit: June 12, 2020, 10:11:40 PM by <k> »
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.