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the Tala

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  • Samoa, Independent state
  • Tala
  • Apia
  • of 1 093 sq. km
  • Samoa (state), English (state)
  • WS (WSM) 882

The native currency of Samoa since 1967 is a tala which makes 100 sene. Before in the country The Samoan pound acted. Terms " tala" and " sene" correspond to names " dollar" and " cent". The Domestic currency is manufactured by Central bank of Samoa. In territory The countries in circulation are denominations of denomination 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 tala. In circulation there is a currency, Which issue has begun in 1986. Notes of a series of 2005 on decor are similar to old denominations, Differ only more reliable protection.

All denominations of the country are produced of a paper. On a polymeric basis there are notes of unique nominal value - 2 talas, which issue has begun in 1990.

the Flag of Samoa the Map of Samoa
the Arms of Samoa

At first on a polymeric basis there were notes of unique nominal value - 2 talas which issue has begun in 1990, they replaced cottonous denominations, compensating deterioration at use. But in 2011 they have been introduced from the circulation and replaced by a coin. In 2008 in the circulation there was a new series of notes in nominal value 5-100 talas of production De La Rue executed in modern design, with the rich colours, new functions of protection against fakes. Two maximum nominal values from a plastic foil (50 and 100 talas) are protected by a thread of safety Optiks De La Rue, also they have transparent windows.

On face side of a denomination of denomination 5 tala is a marine gulf. On turnaround - Villa Vajlima, Robert Ljuisa Stevenson's former residence on a grief Vaea. Dominating colours - red-brown and claret. The sizes of the note - 140 x 70 mm.

On face side of the note in nominal value 10 tala is the national team plotting on the Rugby football, won in 2007 the championship in Hong Kong. On the back Denominations the group of children is represented. Prevailing colours - grey and blue. The sizes of the note - 140 x 70 mm.

Face side 5 tala of Samoa
the Back 5 tala of Samoa

The face side of a denomination of denomination 20 tala contains the plotting of 50-metre falls on island Upolu. On the back - pigeon, a national bird of Samoa. Fundamental colours - yellow and ochre. The sizes of the note - 140 x 70 mm.

Face side 50 tala of Samoa
the Back 50 tala of Samoa

It is updated 04.2012


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