KIRIBATI Paper Money,
1892 - Present Issues

     

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Head of Gov., Prez:
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KIRIBATI Paper Money, 1892 - Present Issues

REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI

Kingdom Abemama 1884; GBR colony 1892; Ellis separates 1.10.1975; as TUV1978; Gilbert nowKiribati 12.7.1979
GBR currency until 1975-78; AUS 1978 >
The first banknotes attributed to Kiribati were issued during WWII.

GILBERT & ELLICE COLONY

GBR colony 9.10.1892
GBR currency used from 1892 until 1975-78
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P.373b  10 Shillings ND(1960-64)
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For WWII Emergency issues see GEI
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WWII Emergency Issues
UNIFACE

GOVERNMENT ISSUES

 AUS dollars now used as currency in Kiribati.
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P.New(60b)  50 Dollars  DC
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BACKGROUNDER

Kiribati was a formerly part of the British dependency of the Gilbert & Ellice Islands.

On 1 October 1975 Ellice Island separated and became independent as Tuvalu.

On 12 July 1979 the Gilbert Islands declared their independence as the Republic of Kiribati.

On 20 September 1979 the USA recognized Canton (Kanton), Enderbury, Hull (Orona), Birnie, Gardner (Nikumaroro), Phoenix (Rawaki), Sydney (Manra), McKean, Christmas (Kiritimati), Caroline, Starbuck, Malden, Flint and Vostok islands as part of Kiribati which became effective on 23 Sep 1983.


Abemana Atoll issues appears to be a local currency, however they may be a fantasy issue. Information about these notes is needed.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

DC  We gratefully acknowledge Don Cleveland for these images.


TK  We gratefully acknowledge Thomas Krause, publisher of "Polymat - World of Polymernotes" for these images.