SAMOA Paper Money,
1915 - Present Issues

     

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Head of State:
TUI ATUA
T.Tupua Tamasese Efi
 20.6.2007 - present


Prime Minister:
 TUILA'EPA
L.S. Malielegaoi
23.11.1998 - present

Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa  SAMOA Banknotes, 1915 - Present Issues
  PAGE CATALOG
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY

Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa
Independent State of Samoa

1722  NLD; 1768 FRA; 1847 GBR; 1853 USA; 1861 DEU; 2.10.1873 Kingdom Samoa; 1914 NZL;
1920 UN; 1.1.1962 WES; 4.7.1997 Independent State of Samoa
DEU currency <=1914; WES 1915 > 
The first banknotes attributable to Samoa were issued in 1915

DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY

1722 - Jacob Roggeveen of the Dutch West India Company sighted the Samoan Islands

ISLES NAVIGATEURS
Navigator Islands

5.5.1762 Re-visited by French Captain Louise-Antoine de Bouganville

Samoa Protectorate
Samoa Protectorat
e

21.5.1889 Triparite Protectoraate Germany, Great Britain, USA  

New Zealand Galuega
New Zealand Occupatio
n

29.8.1914 Triparite Protectoraate Germany, Great Britain, USA  
SAMOA, 1915 N1 N.1 - N.2,
P.UNL
1 - 5 Pounds 1915 Lt. Colonel Robert C.
Logan NZ Advance Expeditionary Forces Issues
Western Samoa Paper Money, 1920 Provisional Issues 1 P.1 - P.2 10/- to 1 1920 Government of Samoa

Atunuu Tausi o Samoa i Sisifo
Western Samoa Trust Territory

17.12.1920 League of Nations Mandate of GBR, administered by NZL
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, 1920-22 Issues 7 P.7 - P.9A 10/- to 1 1920-22 Territory of Western Samoa

  Liki o atunuu Atunuu Tausi o Samoa i Sisifo
Lesague of Nations Trust Territory of Western Samoa

25.1.1920 UN Trust Territory of NZL

Provisional Issues

WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, 1960-61 Issues 10 P.10 - P.12 10/- to 5 1960-61 Bank of Western Samoa

Le Malo Tutoatasi o Samoa i Sisifo
Independent State of Western Samoa

1.1.1962 Independence from New Zealand as the Independent State of Western Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, ND(1963) 13 P.13 - P.15 10/- to 5 ND(1963) Bank of Western Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, ND(1967) 16 P.16 - P.18 10/- to 5 ND(1967) Bank of Western Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, ND(1980-84) 19 P.19 - P.23 1 - 10 Tala ND(1980-84) Monetary Board of Western Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, 1980-84 varieties 25 P.25 - P.30 2 - 100 Tala ND(1980-84) Central Bank of Western Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, ND(1990) 31 P.31a - P.31f 2 Tala ND(1990) Central Bank of Western Samoa

Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa
Independent State of Samoa

4.7.1997 Independent State of Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, ND(2002) 32 P.32 - P.35 2 - 20 Tala ND(2002) Central Bank of Samoa
WESTERN SAMOA Paper Money, ND(2004) New P.New 2 - 100 Tala ND(2003-17) Central Bank of Samoa

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

DC  We gratefully acknowledge numismatist Don Cleveland for providing images and information used in this section.


NC  We gratefully acknowledge numismatist Neville Cuthbert, for providing images and information used in this section.


Y  We gratefully acknowledge numismatist Yuri for providing information and images used in this section. Please visit his excellent website  http://www.bestbanknotes.com/


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