Tālā: coin of Tokelau Islands; 100 cent


1 tala, 1980: Tokelau Islands

1 tala, 1980: Tokelau Islands

Tokelau Islands — a dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean.

$1 ($ — symbol of tālā; the same as the dollar).

TAHI TALA: one tala (dollar).

Coconut Crab.

TOKELAU - 1980.

Portrait of Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms is the Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, which includes New Zealand). The head of Tokelau is also Elizabeth II who is represented in the territory of islands by the Administrator.

Engravers: Horst Hahne and Arnold Machin.

Proof Issue.

Pobjoy Mint (Surrey, United Kingdom).

Mintage: 6.004.

  • Silver (0.925): 38.5 mm - 27.25 g
  • Reference price: 65$

COIN TALA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. TOKELAU ISLANDS (1978-...): tala = 100 cent
  2. WESTERN SAMOA (1967-...): tala = 100 sene

About the name of the coin tala (tālā): regarding the origin of the term "tala", this word is nothing more than the Samoan spelling of the "dollar".
In the case of tala Tokelau (a neighbor of Samoa), we are talking about recording the name of the official local currency — the New Zealand dollar.
There is also information that the word "tala" is derived from the German word "thaler".