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New Guinea (Paupa) Toea and Kina Coinage with Animals  1975 to 1999
New Guinea (Paupa) Toea and Kina Coinage with Animals 1975 to 1999

If you enjoy animals, then modern coinage from Paupa New Guinea is for you. Starting in 1975 and continuing for a few years after, Paupa New Guinea issued beautiful coins with really neat pictures of really neat animals. Wouldn't it be fun to assemble a collection of these?

Some of these coins are issued in silver, making them valuable. Most are issued in non-precious metal. The coins in our picture are 'proof' coins. Proofs are made with extra detail and never enter circulation, so they are especially beautiful.

1 TOEA: butterfly, bronze, 1975 to 1996
2 TOEA: lion fish, bronze, 1975 to 1996
5 TOEA: plateless turtle, copper-nickel, 1975 to 1999
10 TOEA: cuscus, copper-nickel, 1975 to 1999
20 TOEA: Bennett's cassowary, copper-nickel, 1975 to 1999
1 KINA: crocodiles, copper-nickel with hole, 1975 to 1999
5 KINA: Guinea eagle, copper-nickel and 0.444 troy ounces silver, 1975 to 1980
10 KINA: Raggiana bird of paradise, copper-nickel and 1.237 troy ounces silver, 1975 to 1983

Here is a summary of catalog values:

1 TOEA
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $1

2 TOEA
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $1

5 TOEA
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $2

10 TOEA
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $3

20 TOEA
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $3

1 KINA
average circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $6

5 KINA copper-nickel
average circulated: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $15

5 KINA silver
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV
fully uncirculated: BV + $5

10 KINA copper-nickel
average circulated: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $20

10 KINA silver
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV
fully uncirculated: BV + $5

For the silver coins, BV means 'base value,' or the value of the silver content. To find BV, look up the price of silver and multiply. For instance, if silver is trading at $15 US dollars per troy ounce, the BV of a silver 5 kina is 0.444 x 15 = $6.66 US dollars.

Coin: 19801 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Helen, Wed, 19-Aug-2015 19:05:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 20-Aug-2015 15:14:42 GMT
Requester description: 1975 Sloth on a branch on same side as denomination 10t Papua New Guinea 1975
Tags: new guinea paupa toea kina animals animal guineas guniea papua sloth branch denomination twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched spear allegator alligator crocodile bird butterfly eagle hawk falcon fish turtle gator alagator crockadile crocadile eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel

  

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