Papua New Guinea

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific. Comprising about 600 small islands, it is one of the most diverse countries in the world - geographically, biologically, linguistically and culturally. Papua New Guinea has more than 800 indigenous languages, considered to be more than any other country in the world. The country is home to a rich variety of marsupials, reptiles and up to 700 species of birds, including 38 species of the eye-catching bird of paradise and related bower-birds.

Apart from export of copra, rubber, cocoa, coffee, tea, gold and copper, Papua New Guinera is also known to issue modern commemorative coins.