One of the Central Bank's key obligations is to meet the currency needs of the public. Therefore, as the sole provider of the currency, it has to ensure that stocks of all currency denominations (notes and coins) are in adequate supply and of high quality to meet the transactional needs of the public.
No other person is allowed to print or issue currency. And, it is an offence to deface any currency by means of writing, stamping, erasure or any other actions that would change the features of the currency.
|01 August 2008
|152.4 x 69.85 mm (6.0 x 2.75 inches)
|Date on bank note:
|Right (Top): Hon. Niko Lee Hang
Right (Bottom): Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan
|The portrait and watermark on the $100 note commemorates the life of the late Malietoa Tanumafili II,
Head of State of Samoa from 1962 - 2007. The late Malietoa's life portrays the kindness, humility and
respect, enshrined in the Samoan customs and traditions and was a symbolic icon of social stability.
|The reverse side of the bank note features the Mulivai Catholic Cathedral, one of the nation's oldest churches in the country. It is a significant historical symbol of the religion of Christianity in Samoa representing the people's strong religious beliefs. An evident proud reminder to us of our guiding principle that 'Samoa is founded on God'.
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