Papua New Guinea
The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.
Papua New Guinea Coins
The first coins issued for Papua New Guinea were at its independence in 1975, and included a gold 100 kina, which we show here.
The obverse has a portrait of the Prime Minister Michael Somare, with the inscriptions
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
The reverse design reflects the national flag, having a soaring bird of paradise in the upper right, flying from right to left, and five stars to the lower left representing the 5 stars of the Southern Cross.
Coins of Papua New Guinea were mainly struck by the Franklin Mint.
Hundred (100) Kina||27.5||9.5700||.9000||0.2769
Prices & Availability
All price subject to fluctuation. Please check current pricing and availability before ordering.
Date||Denomination||Description||Grade||Availability||Price £||Price $
1975||100 Kina||Independence - Prime Minister Michael Somare||Proof, About FDC||Ask||£370||$Ask
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
Other Papua New Guinea Coins
For Papua New Guinea coins in silver or base metal, or Papua New Guinea coin sets other than gold, please look at the Papua New Guinea Coins page of our original website.
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Papuan 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.
Prime Minister Michael Somare on Obverse of 1975 Papua New Guinea Gold 100 Kina
Bird of Paradise on Reverse of 1975 Papua New Guinea Gold 100 Kina