Samoa's $50 Tala Cotton Bank Note

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.


Issue Date: 01 August 2008
Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm (6.0 x 2.75 inches)
Predominant colour: Purple, Lilac Blue, Multicolored
Collector's Price: $ST50.50
Date on bank note: 01 August, 2008
Signatures: Right (Top): Hon. Niko Lee Hang
Right (Bottom): Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, Governor
Portrait: The front side of the bank note features the Government complex at Matagialalua, a symbol of the maturity
of solidarity of Samoa's public administration and governance system
Scene: The reverse side of the bank note features the Central Bank of Samoa, the nation's institution in charge of monetary policy and the supervision of financial institutions in the country.
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Last Updated: 18 Jul 2021