Samoa 50-SENE (KM170) Tooth-billed Pigeon
The Tooth-billed pigeon (aka manumea aka Didunculus strigirostris) is a large, critically endangered pigeon found only in Samoa. It is the national bird of Samoa.
The Samoan unit of currency is the tala, which is divided into 100 sene. As of 2016, this coin has only been minted in 2011.
If you collect coins with plants, Samoan coinage has a lot to offer, but this (so far) is the only animal coin.
Thank you to Maria for gifting this coin!
- Diameter: 24 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad steel
- CAT#: KM170