• 2 Sene 1999-2000, KM# 122, Samoa, Tanumafili II, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Food Security
  • 2 Sene 1999-2000, KM# 122, Samoa, Tanumafili II, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Food Security
Description

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and until 1997 known as Western Samoa, is a Polynesian island country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, two smaller inhabited islands, Manono and Apolima, as well as several small uninhabited islands including the Aleipata Islands (Nu'utele, Nu'ulua, Fanuatapu and Namua). The capital city is Apia.

Obverse

Portrait facing left, lettering around outside, country name (Western Samoa) above, date below.

Malietoa Tanumafili II (1913–2007), also called Susuga, was the Malietoa, the title of one of Samoa's four paramount chiefs, and the head of state, or O le Ao o le Malo, a position that he held for life, of Samoa from 1962 to 2007. Malietoa is a state dynasty and chiefly title in Samoa. Literally translated as great warrior.

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

MALIETOA TANUMAFILI II SAMOA I SISIFO
★ 2000 ★

Reverse

Numerical denomination inside Southern Cross with wreath and legend below.

★ ★ ★
SE 2 NE

XXI CENTURY • FAO • FOOD SECURITY

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bronze
Weight 3.94 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.35 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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