The Catalog Updated

Official country name: Kingdom of Tonga

The Pa’anga is the currency of the Tonga since 1967 and is governed by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga. The Pa’anga is not convertible and is pegged to a basket of currencies including the Australian DollarNew Zealand DollarUS Dollar and the Japanese Yen.

1 pa’anga = 100 seniti; ISO code = TOP 776

5th July 2022, 1 USD= 2.31 pa’anga; 1 euro = 2.69 pa’anga; 

Country state: PULE’ ANGA ‘O TONGA (KINGDOM OF TONGA) complete

PULE’ ANGA ‘O TONGA (KINGDOM OF TONGA)
KOMISIONA PA’ANGA (CURRENCY COMMISSION)

Obsolete banknotes – Queen Salote Tupou III” issues

   

1/2 Pa'anga P-13; B-113 Color: Brown and blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; Queen Salote Tupou III.
Back: Coconut workers.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
a. 3rd April, 1967. Prefix: A/1. Sign 1.
b. 19th May, 1969.
c. 27th October, 1969.
d. 10th March, 1970.
e. 16th June, 1970.
f.  4th February, 1971.
g. 14th April, 1971.
h. 19th October, 1971.
i.  24th July, 1972.
j.  10th November, 1972.
k. 13th June, 1973. Sign 2.
l.  2nd August, 1973.

Signatures:

1.                     2.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua        L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake

   

1 Pa'anga P-14; B-114 Color: Green and blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; Queen Salote Tupou III.
Back: Landscape.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
a. 3rd April, 1967. Prefix: A/1.
b. 12th April, 1967.
c. 2nd October, 1967.
d. 8th December, 1967.
e. 19th May, 1969.
f. 10th March, 1970.
g. 16th June, 1970.
h. 4th February, 1971.
i. 19th October, 1971.
j. 24th July, 1972.
k. 10th November, 1972.
Signatures: L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua.

   

2 Pa'anga P-15; B-115 Color: Red and brown Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; Queen Salote Tupou III.
Back: Women making Tapa cloth.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
a. 3rd April, 1967. Prefix: A/1. Sign 1.
b. 2nd October, 1967.
c. 8th December, 1967.
d. 19th May, 1969.
e. 10th March, 1970.
f.  19th October, 1971.
g. 24th July, 1972.
h. 10th November, 1972.
i.  13th June, 1973. Sign 2.
j.  2nd August, 1973.
k. 4th September, 1973.
l.  12th November, 1973.
m.6th December, 1973.

Signatures:

1.                     2.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua        L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake

   

5 Pa'anga P-16; B-116 Color: Purple and green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; Queen Salote Tupou III.
Back: Ha'amonga stone gate.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
a. 3rd April, 1967. Prefix: A/1. Sign 1.
b. 24th July, 1972.
c. 13th June, 1973. Sign 2.
d. 16th July, 1973.
e. 4th September, 1973.
f.  12th November, 1973.
g.  6th December, 1973.
h. 1st July, 1974.

Signatures:

1.                     2.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua        L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake

 

10 Pa'anga P-17; B-117 Color: Blue and purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; Queen Salote Tupou III.
Back: Royal Palace, Nuku'Alofa.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
a. 3rd April, 1967. Prefix: A/1. Sign 1.
b. 2nd October, 1967.
c. 8th December, 1967.
d. 24th July, 1972.
e. 13th June, 1973. Sign 2.
f. 16th July, 1973.

Signatures:

1.                     2.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua        L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake

   

1/2 Pa'anga P-18; B-118 Color: Brown and blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Coconut workers.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
a. 2nd October, 1974. Prefix: B/1. Sign 1.
b. 19th June, 1975.
c. 12th January, 1977. Sign 2.
d. 17th May, 1977.
e. 25th August, 1977.
f.  1st May, 1978.
g. 10th September, 1979.
h. 28th November, 1979.
i.  27th August, 1980.
j.  27th December, 1980. Sign 3.
k. 31st July 1981. Sign 4.
l.  17th August, 1982. Sign 5.
m.29th July, 1983. Sign 6.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.

Signatures:

1.        2.        3.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake                            Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa               Sione Tapa / Tu’ipelehake

4.        5.
Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua        Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker

6.
James C Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a

 

1 Pa'anga P-19; B-119 Color: Green and blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Landscape.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
01. 12th November, 1973. Prefix: B/1. Sign 1.
02.  6th December, 1973.
03. 21st February, 1974.
04. 3rd June, 1974.
05. 31st July, 1974.
06. 2nd October, 1974.
07. 19th June, 1975.
08. 21st August, 1975. Sign 2.
09. 17th November 1975.
10. 5th August 1976. Sign 3.
11. 12th January, 1977.
12. 9th March, 1977.
13. 27th April, 1977.
14. 17th May, 1977.
15. 25th August, 1977.
16. 1st May, 1978.
17. 20th July, 1978.
18. 12th October, 1978.
19. 3rd April, 1979.
20. 6th July, 1979.
21. 10th August, 1979.
22. 18th October, 1979.
23. 23rd November, 1979.
24. 3rd January, 1980.
25. 11th June, 1980.
26. 27th August, 1980.
27. 28th November, 1980.
28. 21st January, 1981. Sign 4.
29. 26th May, 1981. Sign 5.
30. 31st July 1981.
31. 30th September, 1981.
32. 30th November, 1981.
33. 19th January, 1982.
34. 15th July, 1982. Sign 6.
35. 28th October, 1982.
36. 18th May, 1983. Sign 7.
37. 27th July, 1983. Sign 8.
38. 3rd November, 1983.
39. 16th January, 1984.
40. 23rd May, 1984.
41. 25th June, 1984.
42. 2nd August, 1984.
43. 28th September, 1984.
44. 21st February, 1985.
45. 9th May, 1985.
46. 18th July, 1985.
47. 3rd October, 1985.
48. 11th December, 1985.
49. 8th January, 1986.
50. 10th April, 1986.
51. 6th August, 1986.
52. 9th October, 1986.
53. 18th December, 1986.
54. 27th February, 1987.
55. 27th May, 1987.
56. 22nd July, 1987.
57. 28th September, 1987.
58. 8th December, 1987.
59. 20th May, 1988.
60. 12th October, 1988. Prefix: B/1, B/2.
61. 14th December, 1988. Prefix: B/2.
62. 23rd January, 1989.
63. 19th May, 1989.
64. 30th June, 1989. 34-mm wide date.
65. 29-mm wide date.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.

Signatures:

1.        2.        3.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake                            Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake                       Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa

4.       5.
Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua          Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua

6.             7.            8.
Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker      Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker             James C Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a

   

2 Pa'anga P-20; B-120 Color: Red and brown Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Women making Tapa cloth.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
01. 2nd October, 1974. Prefix: B/1. Sign 1.
02. 19th June, 1975.
03. 21st August, 1975. Sign 2.
04. 17th November, 1975.
05. 5th August, 1976. Sign 3.
06. 12th January, 1977.
07. 9th March, 1977.
08. 27th April, 1977.
09. 16th June, 1977.
10. 15th September 1977. Sign 4.
11. 1st May, 1978. Sign 3.
12. 12th October, 1978.
13. 14th February, 1979.
14. 3rd April, 1979.
15. 6th July, 1979.
16. 10th August, 1979.
17. 28th November, 1979.
18. 15th April, 1980.
19. 27th August, 1980.
20. 28th November, 1980.
21. 10th December, 1980. Sign 4.
22. 21st January, 1981. Sign 5.
23. 31st July, 1981. Sign 6.
24. 21st September, 1981.
25. 30th September, 1981.
27. 30th November, 1981.
28. 15th July, 1982. Sign 7.
29. 28th October, 1982.
30. 6th April, 1983.
31. 18th May, 1983. Sign 8.
32. 27th July, 1983. Sign 9.
33. 3rd November, 1983.
34. 23rd May, 1984.
35. 25th June, 1984.
36. 2nd August, 1984.
37. 28th September, 1984.
38. 21st February, 1985.
39. 9th May, 1985.
40. 18th July, 1985.
41. 11th December, 1985.
42. 8th January, 1986.
43. 10th April, 1986.
44. 6th August, 1986.
45. 9th October, 1986.
46. 18th December, 1986.
47. 27th February, 1987.
48. 27th May, 1987.
49. 22nd July, 1987.
50. 28th September, 1987.
51. 8th December, 1987.
52. 20th May, 1988.
53. 12th October, 1988.
54. 14th December, 1988.
55. 23rd January, 1989.
56. 19th May, 1989.
57. 30th June, 1989. 34-mm wide date.
58. 29-mm wide date.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.

Signatures:

1.        2.        3.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake                            Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake                       Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa

4.       5.       6.
Sione Tapa / Tu’ipelehake                               Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua          Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua

7.             8.            9.
Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker      Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker             James C Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a

   

5 Pa'anga P-21; B-121 Color: Purple and green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Ha'amonga stone gate.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
01. 3rd September, 1974. Prefix: B/1. Sign 1.
02. 2nd October, 1974.
03. 19th June, 1975.
04. 21st August 1975. Sign 2.
05. 21st December, 1976. Sign 3.
06. 11th February, 1977.
07. 17th May, 1977.
08. 16th June, 1977.
09. 15th September, 1977. Sign 4.
10. 8th December, 1977.
11. 1st May, 1978. Sign 3.
12. 18th October, 1979.
13. 15th April, 1980.
14. 11th June, 1980.
15. 28th November, 1980.
16. 10th December, 1980. Sign 4.
17. 21st January, 1981. Sign 5.
18. 27th May, 1981. Sign 6.
19. 19th January, 1982.
20. 15th July, 1982. Sign 7.
21. 23rd June, 1983.
22. 27th July, 1983. Sign 8.
23. 9th September, 1983.
24. 3rd November, 1983.
25. 16th January, 1984.
26. 2nd August, 1984.
27. 30th November, 1984.
28. 18th January, 1985.
29. 9th May, 1985.
30. 3rd October, 1985.
31. 6th August, 1986.
32. 18th December, 1986.
33. 22nd December, 1986.
34. 27th February, 1987.
35. 27th May, 1987.
36. 28th September, 1987.
37. 8th December, 1987.
38. 14th December, 1988.
39. 15th March, 1989.
40. 30th June, 1989. 34-mm wide date.
41. 29-mm wide date.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.

Signatures:

1.        2.        3.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake                            Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake                       Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa

4.       5.       6.
Sione Tapa / Tu’ipelehake                               Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua          Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua

7.             8.
Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker      James C Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a

   

10 Pa'anga P-22; B-122 Color: Blue and purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Royal Palace, Nuku'Alofa.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Dates:
01. 12th November, 1973. Prefix: B/1. Sign 1.
02. 6th December, 1973.
03. 3rd April, 1974.
04. 31st July, 1974.
05. 3rd September, 1974.
06. 2nd October, 1974.
07. 19th June, 1975.
08. 21st December, 1976. Sign 2.
09. 12th January, 1977.
10. 11th February, 1977.
11. 16th June, 1977.
12. 1st May, 1978.
13. 10th August, 1979.
14. 15th April, 1980.
15. 27th August, 1980.
16. 28th November, 1980.
17. 10th December, 1980. Sign 3.
18. 21st January, 1981. Sign 4.
19. 27th May, 1981. Sign 5.
20. 31st July, 1981.
21. 21st September, 1981.
22. 19th January, 1982.
23. 15th July, 1982. Sign 6.
24. 23rd June, 1983. Sign 7.
25. 27th July, 1983.
26. 9th September, 1983.
27. 3rd November, 1983.
28. 16th January, 1984.
29. 25th June, 1984.
30. 18th January, 1985.
31. 9th May, 1985.
32. 19th July, 1985.
33. 8th January, 1986.
34. 9th October, 1986.
35. 7th November, 1986.
36. 18th December, 1986.
37. 22nd December, 1986.
38. 27th February, 1987.
39. 22nd July, 1987.
40. 28th September, 1987.
41. 8th December, 1987.
42. 20th May, 1988.
43. 23rd January, 1989.
44. 15th March, 1989.
45. 30th June, 1989.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.

Signatures:

1.        2.        3.
L. W. Robertson / Tu’ipelehake                             Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa              Sione Tapa / Tu’ipelehake

4.       5.
Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua          Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua

6.             7.
Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / James C Cocker      James C Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a

   

20 Pa'anga P-23; B-123 Color: Brown and orange Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Tonga Development Bank building, Nuku'Alofa.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
Dates:
a. 4th July, 1985. Prefix: A/1.
b. 5th July, 1985.
c. 18th July, 1985.
d. 3rd October, 1985.
e. 8th January, 1986.
f.  9th October, 1986.
g. 7th November, 1986.
h. 27th February, 1987.
i.  28th September, 1987.
j.  20th May, 1988.
k. 14th December, 1988.
l.  23rd January, 1989.
m.30th June, 1989.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.
Signatures: James Cecil Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a.

   

50 Pa'anga P-24; B-124 Color: Orange Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Coat of arms; King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Vava'u Harbour.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
Dates:
a. 4th July, 1988. Prefix: A/1.
b. 14th December, 1988.
c. 30th June, 1989.
Replacement: Prefix Z/1.
Signatures: James Cecil Cocker / Tu’ipelehake / Sione ‘Uhila Liava’a.

NATIONAL RESERVE BANK OF TONGA
(PANGIKE PULE FAKAFONUA ‘O TONGA)

   

1 Pa’anga P-25; B-202 Color: Green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Landscape.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: ND. Prefix: C/1. Intro: 1992. Sign 1.

   

1 Pa’anga P-31; B-206 Color: Green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Landscape.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou IV.
Date: ND. Intro: 1995.
a. Prefix: C/1, C/2. Sign 2.
b. Prefix: C/2, C/3. Sign 3.
c. Prefix: C/3. Sign 4.
d. Prefix: C/4. Sign 5.

Signatures:

1.         2.                  3.
Tu’i Pelehake & J. Cecil Cocker            Baron Vaea von Houma & J. Cecil Cocker         Baron Vaea von Houma & K. T. Fakafanua

4.           5.
Prince Ulukalala & K. T. Fakafanua                      Prince Ulukalala & S. 'Utoikamanu

   

2 Pa’anga P-26; B-203 Color: Red and brown  Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Women making Tapa cloth.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: ND. Prefix: C/1. Intro: 1992. Sign 1.

   

2 Pa’anga P-32; B-207 Color: Red Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau IV Tupou.
Back: Women making Tapa cloth.
Security thread : 
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou IV.
Date: ND. Intro: 1995.
a. Prefix: C/1, C/2. Sign 2.
b. Prefix: C/2. Sign 3.
c. Prefix: C/2, C/3. Sign 4.
d. Prefix: C/3, C/4. Sign 5.

Signatures:

1.         2.                  3.
Tu’i Pelehake & J. Cecil Cocker            Baron Vaea von Houma & J. Cecil Cocker         Baron Vaea von Houma & K. T. Fakafanua

4.           5.
Prince Ulukalala & K. T. Fakafanua                      Prince Ulukalala & S. 'Utoikamanu

   

5 Pa’anga P-27; B-204 Color: Purple and green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Ha'amonga stone gate.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: ND. Prefix: C/1. Intro: 1992. Sign 1.

   

5 Pa’anga P-33; B-208 Color: Purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau IV Tupou.
Back: Ha'amonga stone gate.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou IV.
Date: ND. Intro: 1995.
a. Prefix: C/1. Sign 2.
b. Prefix: C/1. Sign 3.
c. Prefix: C/2. Sign 4.

Signatures:

1.         2.                  3.
Tu’i Pelehake & J. Cecil Cocker            Baron Vaea von Houma & J. Cecil Cocker         Baron Vaea von Houma & K. T. Fakafanua

4.
Prince Ulukalala & S. 'Utoikamanu

   

10 Pa’anga P-28; B-205 Color: Purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Royal Palace, Nuku'Alofa.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: ND. Prefix: C/1. Intro: 1992.
a. Prefix: C/1. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: C/1. Sign 2.

   

10 Pa’anga P-34; B-209 Color: Blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau IV Tupou.
Back: Royal Palace, Nuku'Alofa
Security thread: Soild.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou IV.
Date: ND. Intro: 1995.
a. Prefix: C/1, C/2. Sign 2.
b. Prefix: C/3. Sign 3.
c. Prefix: C/3, C/4. Sign 4.

Signatures:

1.         2.                3.
Tu’i Pelehake & J. Cecil Cocker            Baron Vaea von Houma & J. Cecil Cocker        Prince Ulukalala & K. T. Fakafanua        

4.
Prince Ulukalala & S. 'Utoikamanu

   

20 Pa’anga Color: Brown-orange Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Tonga Development Bank building, Nuku'Alofa.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou IV.
Date: ND.
P-29;   B-206a. Series: C/1 100001 - C/1 499999. UV six-pointed star left of the king. Sign 1.
P-35a; B-206b. Series: C/1 500000 - C/1 999999. UV rectangle with "20" inside.
P-35b; B-206c. Sign 2.
P-35c; B-206d. Sign 3.

Signatures:

1.                2.             3.
Baron Vaea von Houma & J. Cecil Cocker        Prince Ulukalala & K. T. Fakafanua                     Prince Ulukalala & S. 'Utoikamanu

   

50 Pa’anga P-36; B-211 Color: Green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Back: Vava'u Harbour.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou IV.
Date: ND. Prefix: A/1. Intro: 2000.
Signatures: Prince Ulukalala & S. 'Utoikamanu.

Rare in circulation – King Siaosi (George) Tupou V” issues

   

1 Pa’anga P-37; B-212 Color: Green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm Demonetized

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: Whale leaping out of water; medallion.
Security thread : 1.4-mm windowed with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King George Tupou V, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Intro: 21.01.2009.
a. Prefix: A00001 - A958007. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: B577484 - B891850. Sign 2.
Replacement: Prefix Z.

Signatures:

1.        2.
Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele /                  Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /
Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto                      Sunia Manu Fili.

   

2 Pa’anga (US$0.86; €0.74) P-38; B-213 Color: Light red Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: Children studying outside school building; two men playing rugby; medallion.
Security thread: 1.4-mm windowed security thread with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Intro: 21.01.2009.
a. Prefix: A000001 - A605484. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: B275421 - B275802. Sign 2.
Replacement: Prefix Z.

Signatures:

1.        2.
Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele /                  Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /
Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto                     Sunia Manu Fili.

   

5 Pa’anga (US$0; €1.86) P-39; B-214 Color: Purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: Langi; medallion.
Security thread: 1.4-mm windowed security thread with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Intro: 21.01.2009.
a. Prefix: A000001 - A441144. Sign 1.
b. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.        2.
Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele /                  Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /
Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto                     Sunia Manu Fili.

   

10 Pa’anga (US$4.32; €3.72) P-40; B-215 Color: Blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: Royal tomb; medallion.
Security thread: 2.0-mm red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Intro: 21.01.2009.
a. Serial: A000001 - A828705. Sign 1.
b. Serial: C420398 - C....... Sign 2.
c. Sign 3.

Signatures:

1.        2.                      3.
Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele /                  Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /        Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /
Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto                      Sunia Manu Fili                                             Lisiate ‘Aloveita ‘Akolo

   

20 Pa’anga (US$8.65; €7.43) P-41; B-216 Color: Brown Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: NRBT building; medallion.
Security thread: 2.0-mm red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND.
a. Serial: A000001 - B261903. Sign 1. Intro: 21.01.2009.
b. Serial: C089211 - C089252. Sign 2. Intro: 2015.
Replacement: Prefix Z.

Signatures:

1.        2.
Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele /                  Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /
Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto                      Lisiate ‘Aloveita ‘Akolo

   

50 Pa’anga (US$21.61; €18.58) P-42; B-217 Color: Light green, yellow Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: Royal Palace building; medallion.
Security thread: 2.0-mm red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Intro: 21.01.2009.
a. Prefix: A000001 - A233296. Sign 1.
b. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.        2.
Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele /                  Siale ‘Ataongo Kaho, Lord Tu’ivakano /
Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto                      Lisiate ‘Aloveita ‘Akolo

   

100 Pa’anga (US$43.23; €37.17) P-43; B-218 Color: Cherry red and white Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm Substrate: Hybrid

Front: King Siaosi (George) Tupou V; coat of arms.
Back: Vava’u Harbor; medallion.
Security thread: Optiks security thread.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Serial: A000001 - A242601. Intro: 30.07.2008.
Signatures: Feleti Vaka’uta Sevele / Otenifi Afu’alo Matoto.

Current Banknotes – King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI” issues

   

2 Pa’anga (US$0.86; €0.74) P-44; B-219 Color: Light red Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI; coat of arms.
Back: Whale leaping out of water; medallion.
Security thread: 1.4-mm windowed with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Prefix: A. Intro: 29.06.2015.
Signatures: Akilisi Pohiva / Aisake Valu Eke / Siosi Cocker Mafi.

   

5 Pa’anga (US$2.16; €1.86) P-45; B-220 Color: Purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI; coat of arms.
Back: Langi; medallion.
Security thread: 1.4-mm windowed with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Prefix: A. Intro: 29.06.2015.
Signatures: Akilisi Pohiva / Aisake Valu Eke / Siosi Cocker Mafi.

   

10 Pa’anga (US$4.32; €3.72) P-46; B-221 Color: Blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI; coat of arms.
Back: Royal tomb; medallion.
Security thread: 2.0-mm red-to-green windowed with demetalized NRBT.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Serial: A000001 - B435867. Intro: 29.06.2015.
Signatures: Akilisi Pohiva / Aisake Valu Eke / Siosi Cocker Mafi.

   

20 Pa’anga (US$8.65; €7.43) P-47; B-222 Color: Brown Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI; coat of arms.
Back: NRBT building; medallion.
Security thread: 2.0-mm red-to-green windowed with demetalized NRBT
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Serial: A000001 - C057358. Intro: 29.06.2015.
Signatures: Akilisi Pohiva / Aisake Valu Eke / Siosi Cocker Mafi.

   

50 Pa’anga (US$21.61; €18.58) Color: Light green, yellow Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm Substrate: Hybrid

Front: King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI; coat of arms.
Back: Royal Palace building; medallion.
Security thread: Optiks.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Intro: 29.06.2015.
P-48; B-223a. Serial: A000001 - A020865; w/ “Coronation of King Tupou VI” at upper back. Sign 1.
P-W48Aa; B-223b. Serial: C970006 - C......; w/o “Coronation of King Tupou VI” at upper back. Sign2.
P-W48Ab; B-223c. Sign 3.

Signatures:

1.                             2.
Akilisi Pohiva / Aisake Valu Eke / Siosi Cocker Mafi         Akilisi Pohiva / Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa / Sione Ngongo Kioa

3.
Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa / Unknown / Sione Ngongo Kioa

   

100 Pa’anga (US$43.23; €37.17) P-49; B-224 Color: Cherry red and white Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm Substrate: Hybrid

Front: King Ahoʻeitu Tupou VI; coat of arms.
Back: Vava’u Harbor; medallion. With “Coronation of King Tupou VI” at upper back.
Security thread: Optiks.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: King Tupou VI, electrotype NRBT and Cornerstones.
Date: ND. Serial: A000001 - A021859. Intro: 29.06.2015.
Signatures: Akilisi Pohiva / Aisake Valu Eke / Siosi Cocker Mafi.

Commemorative and numismatic products

   

20 Pa’anga (US$8.65; €7.43) P-30; B-201 Color: Brown and orange Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: Commemorative overprint (Tongan) in watermark area "01 SIULAI 1989 - FOKUTU 'U PANGIKE PULE FAKAFONUA 'O TONGA". King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Coat of arms.
Back:Tonga Development Bank building, Nuku'Alofa. Commemorative overprint (english) in watermark area "01 JULY 1989 - INAUGURATION OF NATIONAL RESERVE BANK OF TONGA" .
Security thread: Solid
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
Date: 01 JULY 1989 Intro: 01.07.1989 Prefix: C/1
Signatures: Tu’i Pelehake / J. Cecil Cocker.

1-100 pa’anga P-NL; BNP201.
a. P-37; B212 - P-43; B218 (7 notes) with matching serial numbers in tri-fold album. Intro: May 2009.

   

2-100 pa’anga P-NL; BNP301.
a. P-44; B219 - P-49; B224 (6 notes) with matching serial numbers in album.

   

1 Pa’anga PCS1; BNP101 Color: Green Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Back: Landscape. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: 1st August, 1978. Maltese cross prefix. Intro: 30.08.1978.
Signatures: Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa.

 

2 Pa’anga PCS1; BNP101 Color: Red Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Back: Women making Tapa cloth. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: 1st August, 1978. Maltese cross prefix. Intro: 30.08.1978.
Signatures: Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa.

   

5 Pa’anga PCS1; BNP101 Color: Purple Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Back: Ha'amonga stone gate. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: 1st August, 1978. Maltese cross prefix. Intro: 30.08.1978.
Signatures: Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa.

   

10 Pa’anga PCS1; BNP101 Color: Blue Dimensions: 150 x 70 mm

Front: King Siaosi (George) Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Back: Royal Palace, Nuku'Alofa. Diagonal SPECIMEN overprint.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: None.
Date: 1st August, 1978. Maltese cross prefix. Intro: 30.08.1978.
Signatures: Selwyn Percy Jones / Tu’ipelehake / Sione Tapa.

  • The Pa’anga was introduced on April 3, 1967. It replaced the Pound at a rate of 2 Pa’anga = 1 Pound.
  • In September, 1974, the country’s first commercial trading bank, the Bank of Tonga, opened.
  • Until February 11, 1991 the Pa’anga was pegged to the Australian Dollar at par. Since then, it has been pegged to a basket of currencies and has steadily declined.

Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (Pa’anga-TOP) and foreign currencies: must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Pa’anga-TOP) and foreign currencies: up to the amount declared on arrival. If the amount exceeds TOP 10,000.- or equivalent in foreign currencies, prior approval from the National Reserve Bank of Tonga is required.