Paper Money Book


The 5 Pa’anga banknote, P-51; B-226, is distinguished by a regal purple color and measures 150 x 70 mm. Notably, this polymer note incorporates Safeguard technology for durability.

The front side showcases a medallion, featuring the image of King Tupou VI alongside the national coat of arms. On the reverse, the note highlights the Ha’amonga ‘a Maui trilithon, an ancient monument of cultural significance.

Security features include a simulated security thread, contributing to the note’s resilience against counterfeiting. De La Rue, based in London, England, is credited as the printer (DLR). Unlike traditional paper banknotes, this polymer note does not incorporate a watermark.

Not dated, with the prefix A, the 5 Pa’anga note was introduced on December 4, 2023.

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