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  • 20 Sene 2002-2006, KM# 133, Samoa, Tanumafili II
  • 20 Sene 2002-2006, KM# 133, Samoa, Tanumafili II

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.


Portrait facing left, lettering around outside, date below. "Western" dropped from country name.

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



Value on left of breadfruits.

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry and jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) family (Moraceae) believed to be a domesticated descendant of Artocarpus camansi originating in New Guinea, the Maluku Islands, and the Philippines. It was initially spread to Oceania via the Austronesian expansion. It was further spread to other tropical regions of the world during the Colonial Era. British and French navigators introduced a few Polynesian seedless varieties to Caribbean islands during the late 18th century. Today it is grown in some 90 countries throughout South and Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, Central America and Africa. Its name is derived from the texture of the moderately ripe fruit when cooked, similar to freshly baked bread and having a potato-like flavour.

Engraver: George James Berry



20 Sene

KM# 133
Material Cupronickel
Weight 11.4 g
Diameter 28.45 mm
Thickness 2.28 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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