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Papua New Guinea 20 Kina 2007

Item Code: PG-31a

Obverse: National Crest which is a stylised Bird of Paradise sitting on a Kundu (drum) and a  spear, symbolising
National Unity; National Parliament Building; The background tints consist of lineal patterns incorporating various
items of interest from different areas of Papua New Guinea. The following articles have been included in the overall
design: Arm band decorations from the Manus Island; Decoration from a Kap Kap ornament from Manus Island;
Decoration from Pottery of the Sepik area; Decoration from a 'Spirit Board' of the Sepik area; A Decoration from
a mask of the Sepik area; Shield decoration from a canoe Prow from the Milne Bay area; Areas of design
associated with decoration from the Highlands; Part of a ceremonial Tubuan head-dress from the New Britain area.
The local art form patterns surrounding the value numerals represent an impressionist lineal pattern of a pig;
A see-through bank logo. Back: Head of a boar; Toea arm band from Central Province, a Crowrie shell necklace
from Madang area and shell ornament peculiar to the Western Province. The background tints incorporate lineal
patterns based on actual designs of various items as follows: Designs taken from a Mount Hagen axe and shield
from the Highlands; Designs taken from Tapa cloth from the Northern Province; Designs from a Kap Kap of the
Manus area; Decorations from a Shield from the Gulf area; Decorations from a 'Food Hok' from the Milne Bay area;
Design typical of the Central Province. Watermark: Bank logo - Bird of Paradise. Signatures: Leonard Wilson
Kamit (Governor); Simon Tossali (Secretary, Department of Treasury). Printer: Note Printing Australia.

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Dimensions: 150 x 75 mm

Texts: Bank of Papua New Guinea. Twenty Kina, Legal Tender Throughout Papua New Guinea.


Remark: This banknote is made from polymer substrate.



Complex Clear Window incorporating a vignette of the Bank of Papua New Guinea Logo.


Shadow image of the Bank of Papua New Guinea logo, which is visible when raised to the light.


G-Switch is a dynamic optical feature that changes colour when the BankNote is titled under a light source.


The Numeral '20' is embossed in the secondary clear window.


Complex background security patterns in multiple rainbow print.


Multi-colour raised keyline printing of main design elements on the front and back of the BankNote.


Bird of Paradise in full flight on the Back provides a colour change when the BankNote is tilted.


Black serial number fluoresces yellow/green under ultra violet light.


Black signatures of the Governor and the Secretary, Department of Treasury fluoresce yellow/green under ultraviolet light.

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