Monday, June 27, 2011

Samoa 2011 - New coins

New circulating issues, minted by the Royal Australian Mint:

The motifs:

10 sene: Fautasi Race
20 sene: Teuila Flower
50 sene: Manumea Bird
1 tala: Kava Bowl
2 tala: Samoan National Coat of Arms

The common side of the 5 coins bears the portrait of His Royal Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi.

(information by Glen Warren, Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

1 comment:

  1. The designer of this set is Wojciech Pietranik.

    Wojciech Pietranik was born in 1950 in the city of Gdansk, Poland. Wojciech studied sculpture in Gdansk, Poland. He immigrated to Australia in 1985. Since 1989, he has been employed at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra as a Designer and Sculptor. He practices sculpture in stone as well as creates small medallic pieces. He was the recipient of the Churchill Fellowship Award in 1992, travelling to Rome to perfect his sculpture techniques. In 1999, Pietranik’s design was chosen as the winning medal design to be represented at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.