Tonga 20-SENITI (KM46)
Tonga 20-SENITI (KM46)

Tonga 20-SENITI (KM46) Bees

This FAO issue coin features a spiraling swarm of twenty bees flying from their beehive.

Bee keeping must have been somewhat important when this coin was issued (1975, 1977, 1979), but apparently as of 2009 commercial beekeeping in Tonga was on the decline [REF].

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 (20 bees, 20 seniti).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM46

Obverse Legend

FAO TONGA

Reverse Legend

FAKALAHI ME'AKAI 20 SENITI

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