• 10 Toea 1975-2001, KM# 4, Papua New Guinea, Elizabeth II
  • 10 Toea 1975-2001, KM# 4, Papua New Guinea, Elizabeth II

Papua New Guinea is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.

At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. This followed nearly 60 years of Australian administration, which started during World War I. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in its own right.

The kina is the currency of Papua New Guinea. It is divided into 100 toea.


Depicts the national emblem of Papua New Guinea, the state name above, date and mintmark (if any) below.

The national emblem of Papua New Guinea consists of a bird-of-paradise over a traditional spear and a kundu drum. Designed by Hal Holman, an Australian artist working for the Papuan government, Holman was also involved in the design of the National flag. Both the emblem and the flag was accepted by the House of Assembly of Papua and New Guinea and signed into law as the National Identity Ordinance by the Administrator Sir Leslie Johnson on 24 June 1971.



Depicts a spotted cuscus, value below.

The common spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus), also known as the white cuscus[3], is a cuscus, a marsupial that lives in the Cape York region of Australia, New Guinea, and nearby smaller islands. The common spotted cuscus is about the size of a common house cat, weighing 1.5 to 6 kilograms (3.3 to 13.2 lb), body size about 35 to 65 centimetres (14 to 26 in) long, and a tail 32 to 60 centimetres (13 to 24 in) long.


Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 23.72 mm
Thickness 1.98 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Franklin Mint (FM)
Royal Mint

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