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Papua New Guinea new 50-kina commemorative note (B161a) confirmed

Orange. Front: English text; Papua New Guinean coat of arms with bird of paradise perched on Kundu drum and ceremonial spear; 50 YEARS logo; National Parliament building in Port Moresby. 

Back: English text; Prime Minister Michael Somare; spears from Sepik; shield and mask from New Ireland; leaf and pointed Tubuan face mask from New Britain; headdress from the Highlands; mask and costume from Sepik River. 

No security thread. Watermark (Shadow image): Bank logo. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 145 x 70 mm. Polymer (Guardian).

a. (20)23. Sig. 13: Genia/Oaeke. Prefix BR.

300-dpi scans requested.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig, and Stane Straus (

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