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Banknote Series I: Bird of Paradise




KB 12

KB 19

KB 24

KB 44

KB 45

KB 46

KB 71

KB 89

KB 31

KB 50


2 Kina
PICK 12
KB 12
Rank 7
Date 1991 issued
Size 140mm * 70mm
Signatures Governor = Sir Henry ToRobert
Secretary, Department of Finance = Morea Vele
xx.xx.1973 - xx.07.1993
xx.xx.xxxx - xx.xx.xxxx
Quantity 36.000.000 Pieces
Printer Note Printing Australia
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Substrate Guardian ®
Designer ...
Prefix (Black) SPG 9 (9th South Pacific Games) Serie 00-35
F   B
Prefix (Green) SPG 9 (9th South Pacific Games)
Serial number tends to green instead of usual black. All shade of green observed (very light green to black green).
Green numbers confirmed in the field SPG9 07 - SPG9 15
F   B
Specimen 1 Prefix SPG 9 000000, back 3 numbers
F   B
Christoph Thomas
Specimen 2 Prefix SPG 9 000000, back 4 numbers
F   B
Stane Štraus
Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
Illustration Reverse Artefacts and Weapons: A Hagen axe from the Highlands, a Toea Armand from Milne Bay,
a Dog tooth necklace from Madang, ans a food bowl from the Sepik River
Remarks Commemorative banknote "9th South Pacific Games" Papua New Guinea 1991
↻ Note in Folder and uncut sheets of 35 notes observed
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2 Kina
PICK 15
KB 19
Rank 7
Date September 1995 issued
Size 140mm * 70mm
Signatures Governor = Koiari Tarata
Secretary, Department of Finance = Gerae Aopi
15.09.1994 - 08.04.1998
xx.xx.xxxx - xx.xx.xxxx
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer Note Printing Australia
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Substrate Guardian ®
Designer ...
Prefix PNG 20 (20th Anniversary) / AAA - AAZ, ABB - ABP observed
F   B
Proof Uncut sheets of 35 notes, serialnumber PNG 20 AAA 000000 with PNG 20 Logo
F    B
Specimen Prefix SPG 9 000000, back 3 numbers
F   B
Stane Štraus
Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
Illustration Reverse Artefacts and Weapons: A Hagen axe from the Highlands, a Toea Armand from Milne Bay,
a Dog tooth necklace from Madang, ans a food bowl from the Sepik River
Remarks Commemorative banknote "20th Anniversary of Independence" Papua New Guinea 1995
↻ Note in Folder observed
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2 Kina
PICK 16
KB 24
Rank 7
Date 1996, 1999, 2002 issued
Size 140mm * 70mm
Signatures Governor
  • 1) Koiari Tarata
  • 2) Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Finance
  • I) Gerae Aopi
  • II) Rupa Mulina
  • III) Kioari Tarata
  • 1) 15.09.1994 - 08.04.1998
  • 2) xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
  • I) xx.xx.xxxx - xx.xx.xxxx
  • II) xx.xx.xxxx - xx.xx.xxxx
  • III) xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
  • Quantity ... Pieces
    Printer
  • 1996 Note Printing Australia
  • from 1999 Canadian Bank Note Company
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Issued 1996 AHY - AFK observed
    Signum 1-I) F   B
    Specimen 1996 AAA 000000
    Signum 1-I) F   B
    John Reichel
    Issued 1999 AHV - ALZ observed
    Signum 1-II) F   B
    Issued (2000) AKR - ALV observed
    Signum 2-III) F   B
    Issued 2002 AE02 - BH02 observed
    Signum 2-III) F   B
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
    Illustration Reverse Artefacts and Weapons: A Hagen axe from the Highlands, a Toea Armand from Milne Bay,
    a Dog tooth necklace from Madang, ans a food bowl from the Sepik River
    Remarks As of 2002, the first two digits were after the prefix for the indication of the issuing year used
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    2 Kina
    PICK 21
    KB 44
    Rank 7
    Date 2000 issued
    Size 140mm * 70mm
    Signatures Governor = Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury = Kioari Tarata
    xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
    xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
    Quantity ... Pieces
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Prefix AA00 - BH00 observed
    F   B
    Specimen not observed
    F    B
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
    Illustration Reverse Artefacts and Weapons: A Hagen axe from the Highlands, a Toea Armand from Milne Bay,
    a Dog tooth necklace from Madang, ans a food bowl from the Sepik River
    Remarks Commemorative banknote "25th Anniversary of Independence" Papua New Guinea 2000
    ↻ Uncut sheets of 35 notes observed
    X


    10 Kina
    PICK 26
    KB 45
    Rank 7
    Date July 2000 / 2002 issued
    Size 150mm * 75mm
    Signatures Governor = Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury = Kioari Tarata
    xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
    xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
    Quantity ... Pieces
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Issued 2000 NDT - NEQ observed / three letter prefix, eight numbers
    F   B
    Issued 2002 AH02 - AT02 observed / two letter prefix, six numbers
    F   B
    Proof PNG 000000 / Uncut sheets of 24 notes
    F   B
    Christoph Thomas
    Specimen PNG 000000 / red Specimen, #4 printed on front / Quantity: 200
    F   B
    Christoph Thomas
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
    Illustration Reverse Artefacts, ring and bowl
    Remarks As of 2002, the first two digits were after the prefix for the indication of the issuing year used
    X


    10 Kina
    PICK 23
    KB 46
    Rank 7
    Date July 2000 issued
    Size 150mm * 75mm
    Signatures Governor = Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury = Kioari Tarata
    xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
    xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
    Quantity ... Pieces
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Prefix AA - AU observed
    F   B
    Specimen not observed
    F    B
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
    Illustration Reverse Artefacts, ring and bowl
    Remarks Commemorative banknote "25th Anniversary of Independence" Papua New Guinea 2000
    X


    20 Kina
    PICK 27
    KB 71
    Rank 7
    Date 03. November 2003 issued
    Size 150mm * 75mm
    Signatures Governor = Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury = Kioari Tarata
    xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
    xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
    Quantity 5.000.000 Pieces
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Prefix LK01 - LK05 observed (Prefix LK is the initial of the Governor of the Bank of PNG "Leonard Kamit".)
    F   B
    Specimen not observed
    F    B
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
    Illustration Reverse Boar´s head and shells
    Remarks Commemorative banknote "30th Anniversary of the Bank of Papua New Guinea" 2004
    X


    20 Kina
    PICK 27a
    KB 89
    Rank 7
    Date 2006 issued
    Size 150mm * 75mm
    Signatures Governor = Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury = Simon Tossali
    xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
    xx.06.2004 - to present
    Quantity 7.000.000 Pieces
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Prefix BP01 - BP07 observed (Prefix BP is the initial of the Deputy Governor of the Bank of PNG "Benny Popoitai".)
    F   B
    Specimen PB01 000000, Specimen overprint / Quantity: 200
    F   B
    Christoph Thomas
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise
    Illustration Reverse Boar´s head and shells
    Remarks Here the first two digits were not used as an identifier for the year specified.
    ↻ Uncut sheets of 35 notes observed
    X


    50 Kina
    PICK 18
    KB 31
    Rank 7
    Date 28. June 1999 / 2000, 2002, 2003 issued
    Size 150mm * 75mm
    Signatures Governor
  • 1) Morea Vele
  • 2) Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury
  • I) Brown Bai
  • II) Kioari Tarata
  • 1) xx.xx.1998 - xx.xx.1999
  • 2) xx.xx.1999 - xx.12.2009
  • I) xx.xx.xxxx - xx.xx.xxxx
  • II) xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
  • Quantity 1.000.000 Pieces with prefix MV
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Issued 1999 MV99 observed (Prefix MV is the initial of the Governor of the Bank of PNG "Morea Vele".)
    Signum 1-I) F   B
    Proof MV99 000000 / Uncut sheets of 24 notes observed
    Signum 1-I) F   B
    Christoph Thomas
    Specimen 1 MV99 000000, Specimen overprint with specimen number / Quantity: 200
    Signum 1-I) F   B
    Christoph Thomas
    Specimen 2 MV99 000000, Specimen overprint without specimen number / Quantity: 1
    Signum 1-I) F   B
    Stane Štraus
    Issued 2000 AK99 - AY99 observed
    Signum 2-II) F   B
    Issued 2002/2003 AB02 - AX02 observed
    Signum 2-II) F   B
    Stane Štraus
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise, Parliament building
    Illustration Reverse Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Thomas Somare
    Remarks The first two digits were after the prefix for the indication of the issuing year used.
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    50 Kina
    PICK 25
    KB 50
    Rank 7
    Date 2000 issued
    Size 150mm * 75mm
    Signatures Governor = Leonard Wilson Kamit
    Secretary, Department of Treasury = Kioari Tarata
    II) xx.xx.2000 - xx.06.2004
    Quantity
    Printer Note Printing Australia
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    Substrate Guardian ®
    Designer ...
    Prefix AF00 - AT00 observed
    F   B
    Illustration Obverse Bird of Paradise, Parliament building
    Illustration Reverse Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Thomas Somare
    Remarks Commemorative banknote "25th Anniversary of Independence" Papua New Guinea 2000.
    X


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