For more on the “Papua New Guinea: A Commemorative Uncirculated Coin set brought out in 1995 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Independence” please click on the following link: (Papua New Guinea: A Commemorative Uncirculated Coin set issued in 1995 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Independence).
An image of the Bank of Papua New Guinea Building
An image of the Back of the Two Kina (K2) Commemorative Banknote, mentioning inter alia that the Banknote is “Legal Tender Throughout Papua New Guinea”.
An image of the Obverse of the Two Kina (K2) Commemorative Coin depicting the logo of Papua New Guinea which depicts the Bird of Paradise over a traditional spear and a Kundu Drum. Mentioned on the upper periphery is “ PAPUA NEW GUINEA” and on the lower periphery is mentioned the year of issue "2008".
The Coin specifications are:
Kundu: is a Papuan name for a Drum. A Kundu is of an hour-glass shape made of wood with a snake’s skin as membrane. A handle is placed on the narrowest part of the Drum which is the most beautiful decorated part. Kundu is usually decorated with animal figures on its edges.
This style of Ceremonial Stone Axe comes from Mount Hagen area which is a high plateau in the western highlands of Papua New Guinea.
The Kula exchange, or Kula ring or Kula Arm Band or Bracelet is a ceremonial exchange system prevalent in the Milne Province of Papua New Guinea. It is a local mode of gift giving and a part of gift economies. The Kula ring spans 18 island communities of the Massim archipelago including the Trobriand Islands and encompasses thousands of individuals. Participants travel hundreds of miles by canoe in order to exchange Kula valuables which consist of red shell-disc necklaces – “veigun” or “soulava” – that are traded to the North (circling the ring in a clockwise direction) and white shell Armbands – “mwali” – that are traded in the Southern direction (circling the ring in a counter-clockwise direction). If the opening gift was an armband, then the closing gift must be a necklace and so on. The exchange of Kula valuables is also accompanied by the trade in other items known as “gimwali” (meaning “barter”). The terms of participation vary from region to region.
Images of Birds of Paradise
The Bird of Paradise is a member of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. The majority of this bird species is found in Eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Eastern Australia.
Links to Posts on Australia, New Zealand and countries and Overseas Territories of the South Pacific on this blog:
1) Bank of Papua New Guinea: 36th Anniversary Celebrations (1973-2008): A Commemorative Uncirulated Coin Set consisting of a 2 Kina Banknote & a 2 Kina Coin
2) Papua New Guinea: An uncirculated coin set brought out in 1995 commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Independence
3) Currency & Coinage of the Soloman Islands: Dollars and Cents
4) New Zealand: New Banknote "Seventh Series" issued under Project "Brighter Money" from 2015 onwards
5) Coinage of the French Polynesian Island of Caledonia (or Nouvelle Caledonie) the CFP Franc
6) French Institution for issuing uniform currency/coinage for French Overseas Territories in the Pacific and the French Southern Territories of Antarctica: The Institut d'emmission d'outre Mer (IEOM)
7) Currency & Coinage of Samoa: Tala and Sene
8) Currency of the South Pacific Island Country of Fiji
9) Coinage of New Zealand: A commemorative coin set issued in 1979
10) Currency and Coinage of Australia: Dollars and Cents
11) The Australian Emblem or the Coat of Arms
12) The story of the Australian Penny
13) The Legend of the Mutiny on the Bounty: A Commemorative Coin Set from the Pitcairn Islands depicting relics from the Bounty issued in 2009
14) An Australian $5 coin issued in 1996, commemorating Australia's greatest cricketing legend - Sir Donald Bradman
15) New Series/Generation of Australian Banknotes being introduced from 01.09.2016 onwards starting from $5 issues