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Printed Money, Independence or Fantasy Issues?

 

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Prez:
BVA Autonomous Gov
James TAANIS
6.1.2009 >


King:
HM King David Peii II *
Noah MUSINGKU
24.7.2005 >


King:
King of Papaa'la *
Francis ONO
 12.6.2002  - 24.7.2005

BOUGAINVILLE INDEPENDENCY or FANTASY Banknotes?

  REPUBLIC OF MEKAMUI

History: Independence from PNG declared 5.1998 as Republic
BVL officially uses PNG currency

Royal Reserve Bank of Papaa'la *

N.1, P.UNL Images Needed
bvlN.2P.UNL10Kinafantasy.jpg
N.3, P.UNL  10 Bougainville Kina 
DC
Images Needed
bvlN.4P.UNL20Kinafantasy.jpg
N.5, P.UNL  20 Bougainville Kina 
DC
Images Needed
N.7, P.UNL Images Needed

  KINGDOM OF PAPAALA

History: Independence from PNG declared 5.1998 as Republic
BVL officially uses PNG currency

Central Bank of Papaa'la *

N.10, P.UNL  1 Bougainville Kina Good Images Wanted
N.12, P.UNL  5 Bougainville Kina Good Images Wanted
N.14, P.UNL  10 Bougainville Kina Good Images Wanted
N.16, P.UNL  20 Bougainville Kina Good Images Wanted
N.18, P.UNL  50 Bougainville Kina Good Images Wanted
N.20, P.UNL  100 Bougainville Kina Good Images Wanted

  KINGDOM OF ? FANTASY ISSUES

 

Bank of Bougainville *

N.30, P.UNL  1 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
N.32, P.UNL  2 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
N.34, P.UNL  5 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
N.36, P.UNL  10 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
N.38, P.UNL  2 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
N.40, P.UNL  50 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
N.42, P.UNL  100 Kina, Series A Good Images Wanted
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BACKGROUNDER
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The above Bougainville Kina issues are not legal tender in Papua New Guinea and we consider them to be fantasy issues, and perhaps an illegal scheme, unless data is provided to otherwise classify them.

It has been reported that Noah Musingku said he would use the Bougainville Kina in place of PNG currency in order to pay money owed to investors in his U-Vistract operation.

An email was received from the President of The European Shareholders of Bougainville Copper (ESBC) asking us to place a  big warning sign on this site about these issues. See article below for more information.

The Papaa'la Chronicles BLOG describes the Bougainville Kina (BKV)  notes as a "Complementary Community Currency", a term well known to numismatics. It also states that they are gold backed, with references to an International Reserve Currency (UVG). We have not attempted to verify this information for accuracy.

We are a numismatic website and have a goal to display all currencies, since collectors seek to collect them. However, in cases where there is sufficient negative press about a particular issue, like the Bougainville Kina, we recommend caution when considering these issues as currency or even as a complementary community currency.

As of 17.9.2014 additional press has appeared about a "Series 2" Bougainville Kina issue. These issues appear to be of a higher quality than the first issues and may use a polymer substrate.

We have not done due-diligence on these issues and of course, they might be trading as a local community currency, although from what we have read, we doubt it. Please read our  "fine print" conditions of use of this site and our FAQ for relevant information:

13. How accurate is the information on this site?

As stated previously, this website has been created by an individual and while we try to cross reference our information when possible and reasonable, errors can occur. We recommend visitors consider the information presented here as suspect when its use is for an important purpose.

We make no representation as to the accuracy, appropriateness or completeness of the information or images presented nor do we make any claim of warranty or fitness for use of the website for any purpose.

Simply stated, it is your responsibility to verify the information contained on this site, especially if it is to be used for any significant purpose.


LINKS

smh.com.au

U-Vistract conman offers 'Jesus money'

Bougainville Kina - The Counterfeiter

PAPAA'LA CHRONICLES

Papaa'la Chronicles - Launching Ceremony

Wikipedia - James Tanis

Wikipedia - Francis Ona

Francis Ona

Bougainville - The Long Struggle for Freedom

UNHCR - Bougainville

Bougainville Copper : ABG President James Tanis supports re-opening of Panguna mine.

 

DC  We gratefully acknowledge Don Cleveland, IBNS Assistant General Secretary & Assistant Treasurer for Australasia who provided images and background info.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS