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Code PGK
Symbol K
K1, 5, 10, 20, 50
K2, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100

Buying Papua New Guinean Kina online

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About the currency

Coins and notes 

For such a multi-lingual country, Papua New Guinea currency is relatively simple to understand. The Papua New Guinean kina is divided into 100 toea (so a toea is equivalent to a cent, and a kina is equivalent to a dollar). Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1 denominations. Papua New Guinean banknotes are circulated in $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 kina denominations.

Facts about the currency

  • Introduced in 1975, the kina replaced the Australian dollar as Papua New Guinea’s currency.
  • The term Kina comes from the Tolai area of Kuanua and refers to a precious pearl shell widely used in the area for buying and selling.
  • There are currently no restrictions in place when entering Papua New Guinea with kina or other foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding PGK 20,000 or equivalent must be declared.

Check out rates chart to see how the Aussie dollar compares to the Papua New Guinean kina.Political and world events can cause rates to fluctuate, so if you’re trying to track how much spending money you’ll need, you may find it helpful to sign up for currency alerts.