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50 Sene - Tanumafili II

50 Sene - Tanumafili II -  obverse50 Sene - Tanumafili II -  reverse

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Features

Country Samoa
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2010
Value 50 Sene (0.5 WST)
Currency Tala (1967-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 2.35 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 134
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

SAMOA was formerly known as Western Samoa (SAMOA I SISIFO) till 1997. This is reflected on coins minted prior to 1997.
All subsequent minted coins have only SAMOA on it.

Lettering:
MALIETOA TANUMAFILI II
SAMOA
*2002*

Translation:
Malietoa (Chief) Tanumafili II
Samoa

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Banana Plant

Lettering:
50
SENE

Engraver: George James Berry

Reginald George James Berry OBE was a New Zealand artist, noted for creating a large number of postage stamp and coin designs. He was born in London in 1906, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  0.88 1.50 1.90 1.90 70%
2006  3.31 19%
2010  19%

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