PNG Money - General
Papua New Guinea
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The currency of Papua New Guinea is made up of Kina (keena) and toea (toya) with 100 toea equal to One Kina.

Papua New Guinea Currency consists of the following in daily use.

NOTES  : K50, K20, K10, K5 and K2.

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The K50 and K20 Notes are displayed below the pictures of the K2 note.

Papua New Guinea introduced a polymer K50 note

Old worn out K2 Note
This is a worn K2 polymer note still in daily circulation

The K2 note is made from a plastic polymer and it eventually rots away like an old plastic bag. It is made by the Royal Australian Mint using the same process as the Australian Dollar notes.

Good condition K2 Note
This one is in good condition

COINS:  K1, 50t, 20t, 10t, 5t, 2t and 1t

The One Kina coin has a hole in the middle. Unlike other countries the single Kina has always been a coin and not a banknote.

Commerative K5 and K10 mint coins have been produced and a Gold K100 coin exists but they are not in daily use.

The fifty toea piece is also used on commerative occassions and is used for normal street circulation.

The banknotes, like the coins, feature the Papua New Guinea Crest.


There are still traditional forms of money being used in PNG even today. One example is the Tabu Shell Money from East New Britain Province another is the Bagi from Milne Bay Province.

Twenty Kina notes (K20.00)
Fifty Kina notes (K50.00 pre-polymer)

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Created 22 Feb, 1998
Updated 16 Sep, 2005

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