Samoan $5 Tala Bank note

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Issue Date: 01 August 2008
Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm (6.0 x 2.75 inches)
Predominant colour: Red, Multicolored
Collector's Price: $ST5.50
Date on bank note: 2008
Signatures: Right (top): Hon. Niko Lee Hang, Minister of Finance
Right (Bottom):Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, Governor

Portrait: The portrait and watermark on the $5 features our nation's beautiful well-known sandy beaches.
This reflects the increasing importance of our limited pristine beach resources to the development
of Samoa's main economic driver - the tourism industry.
Scene: The reverse side of the bank note portrays the Vailima residence of world renowned Scottish author,
Robert Louis Stevenson or Tusitala (Teller of Tales) as he was known to the people of Samoa.
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Last Updated: 18 Jul 2021