• 20 Seniti 1981-1996, KM# 70, Tonga, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
  • 20 Seniti 1981-1996, KM# 70, Tonga, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
Description

Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV (1918– 2006), son of Queen Sālote Tupou III and her consort Prince Viliami Tungī Mailefihi, was the king of Tonga from the death of his mother in 1965 until his own death in 2006.

Obverse

Portrait of Taufa'ahau Tupou IV in uniform.

FAO
TONGA 1981

Reverse

Sweet potatos. The inscription "Fakalahi meʻakai" means in Tongan "Grow more food".

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the morning glory family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. In some parts of the English-speaking world, sweet potatoes are locally known by other names, including "yam" and kumara. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato (Solanum tuberosum) and does not belong to the nightshade family Solanaceae, but that family is part of the same taxonomic order as sweet potatoes, the Solanales.

FAKALAHI ME'AKAI
20 SENITI

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)
Royal Mint

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