Security Features

A new family of currency is issued with a new portrait of His Majesty King Tupou VI. Our Banknotes also feature state of the art security technologies that make our banknotes secure to have and use. Here are some of the key security features to look out for:

1. Feel


Tonga 100 2015 intaglio tactile print detail

The new banknotes have the characteristic raised print on areas such as the title "Kingdom of Tonga" and the note value.

2. Tilt

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The shiny threads on the 2, 5, 10 and 20 pa'anga appear at intervals on the surface of the notes and change colour green to red when you tilt the note.



The thread on the 50 and 100 pa'anga shows as a window on the front of the note but as a more solid silver on the back of the note, showing the national medal.

3. Look



When you hold the note up to the light, you will see the watermark portrait of His Majesty the King together with a lighter area reading "NRBT".



Looking at the shiny threads on the 2, 5, 10 and 20 pa'anga when held up to the light, you will see that the text "NRBT" appear in the thread.



On the 50 and 100 pa'anga, there is a much wider silver thread that shows as a solid line together with images of the national medal when held up to the light. There is also a clear window visible in the centre of these 2 notes.


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