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Offline Rangnath

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Papua New Guinea
« on: August 06, 2007, 05:18:32 PM »
My friends just got back from Papua New Guniea and all they brought back to me was this coin!
Unless the metal content has changed from 1995, this is still a Km 5, 20 Toea.
richie

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Re: Papua New Guinea
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 11:27:30 PM »
To check the metal content, use a magnet. Clad coins are often magnetic. KM 5 is not. (Beware of holding the magnet close to computer stuff. though). The pic is the ancestor of this coin. It's German! Just like the queen of Great Britain. The bird of paradise is like Paris Hilton (not the hotel). It's strikingly colourful, nice to look at, makes a lot of noise and is intellectually challenged.

Yes, I know about that bump. Otherwise I would have been unable to buy it.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Papua New Guinea
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 11:53:09 PM »
Thanks for the smile Peter.  I'm a big fan of Paris. 
The city that is.
I enjoyed the German coin too.  I'm surprised to see it devoid of words.
Yes, my 20 Toea is highly magnetic! Nice trick. 
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Re: Papua New Guinea
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 12:29:37 AM »
The clad 20 toea is not in the second edition of KM. The latest coin of PNG is the 1 kina 2005. See also this thread.

Peter
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