- Tongan pound
The pound was the currency of
Tongauntil 1967. It was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.
Initially, British currency circulated. This was supplemented, from
1921, by banknotes issued by the Tongan government. The notes were marked as sterlingand included the rather unusual 4 shillings denomination. In 1936, the Tongan pound was devalued to 1.25 Tongan pounds = 1 pound sterling, thus setting the Tongan pound equal to the Australian pound, which had already devalued. Later issues of banknotes had the word "sterling" crossed out, then removed all together. In 1967, the pound was replaced by the pa'anga at a rate of 1 pound = 2 pa'anga.
In 1921, 5 pounds notes were introduced, followed, in 1933, by notes for 4 and 10 shillings and 1 pound. These four denominations were issued until 1966.
Economy of Tonga
*numis cite SCWPM | date=1994
Standard numismatics external links
banknote_world_1_url = tonga
banknote_world_1_name = Tonga
dollarization_1_url = to
dollarization_1_name = Tonga
gfd_1_url = Tonga
gfd_1_name = Tonga
show_gfd_excel = Y
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Pound sterling — GBP redirects here. For other uses, see GBP (disambiguation). Pound sterling Peuns sterling (Cornish) Punt steirling (Irish) Punt Sostynagh … Wikipedia
Pound (currency) — The pound, a unit of currency, originated in England as the value of a pound mass of silver. [ [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=pound Online Etymology Dictionary] ] For a long time, £1 worth of silver coins were a troy pound in… … Wikipedia
Tongan paʻanga — Infobox Currency currency name in local = Tonga paokinaanga to icon image 1 = 50 TOP Obverse.jpg image title 1 = 50 Paokinaanga image 2 = Coin tonga.jpg image title 2 = 1 seniti iso code = TOP using countries = Tonga inflation rate = 11.1%… … Wikipedia
Cypriot pound — Λίρα Κύπρου (Greek) Kıbrıs lirası (Turkish) … Wikipedia
Jersey pound — Jersey pound … Wikipedia
Manx pound — ISO 4217 code none User(s) Isle of Man (alongside pound sterling) Inflation 3.6% … Wikipedia
New Zealand pound — ISO 4217 code NZP User(s) New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Tokelau Subunit 1/20 shilling … Wikipedia
Malawian pound — User(s) Malawi Subunit 1/20 shilling 1/240 penny Symbol £ … Wikipedia
Nigerian pound — User(s) Nigeria Subunit 1/20 shilling 1/240 penny Symbol £ … Wikipedia
New Guinean pound — 1d User(s) T … Wikipedia