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1990 or 2004 Papua New Guinea Toea coin pendant Birdwing butterfly Swallowtail Raggiana bird Kumuls Kavieng Tok Pisin Kimbe Bay Tufi Oceania n000906

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Papua New Guinea 1 Toea {1975-2004} 4S

Elizabeth II

front: Paradise Birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera paradisea)

back: Coat of Arms of Papua New Guinea

National emblem of Papua New Guinea consists of a bird-of-paradise over a traditional spear and a kundu drum.

The Raggiana bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) also known as Count Raggi's bird-of-paradise, is a large bird in the bird-of-paradise family Paradisaeidae.

It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa.

The Raggiana bird-of-paradise is the national bird of Papua New Guinea. In 1971 this species, as Gerrus paradisaea, was made the national emblem and was included on the national flag. 'The Kumuls' ("birds-of-paradise" in Tok Pisin) is also the nickname of the country's national rugby league team.

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper plated Zinc coin
• diameter: 17.65 mm
• weight: 2.07 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}
• no chain or cord

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