Tonga 10-SENITI (KM45) Cows
This FAO issue coin features a herd of ten cows in the pasture. In 2007, there were just over 11,000 cattle in Tonga (pop. 105,000).
There are two beef and milk production systems in Tonga: The larger commercial operations (owned by nobles, entrepreneurs, and churches) and smallholder livestock farmers, who typically raise their livestock for social obligations like weddings, funerals, and other church functions.
The reverse legend 'Fakalahi me'akai' is Tongan for 'Grow more food'.
This coin was minted between 1975 and 1979 and is part of the "counting coins" series (10 cows, 10 seniti).
- Diameter: 23.5 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM45