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Tonga Gold Coins

Brief Tonga History
The archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

Tongan Coins
Tonga only started to issue its own coins in 1962 denominated in pounds, but with 16 koulas to the pound, and in 1967 it decimalised. There are now 100 senti = 1 Pa'Anga, and 100 Pa'anga = 1 Hau, therefore 10,000 senti = 1 Hau.
In 1967, Tonga achieved a world's first by issuing the first ever palladium coins for the coronation of King Taufa Ahau Tupou IV.
Tonga's first coins were issued in 1962. These were gold coins. They are denominated in Koula, and are the only coins to ever use this denomination. In 1967, Tonga decimalised its coinage system, which was then denominated in pa'anga, each of which is subdivided into 100 seniti (cents).

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
75 Pa'Anga 15.0000.9170.4423

Notes on Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Fineness = purity of gold alloy.
Gold Content = Actual gold content in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $
197575 Pa'AngaQueen SaloteProofYes£360$595

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Tonga Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Tonga, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Tongan gold coins, whether listed on this page or not. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

Coat of Arms on Obverse of 1962 Tonga Gold 100 Pa'Anga
Coat of Arms on Reverse of 1975 Tonga Gold 75 Pa'Anga

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Queen Salote on Obverse of 1962 Tonga Gold 100 Pa'Anga
Queen Salote on Obverse of 1975 Tonga Gold 75 Pa'Anga


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