14 Oct 2016

Tonga Reserve Bank says it has not seen fake money

11:57 am on 14 October 2016

The Tonga Reserve Bank has issued a statement to allay concerns about counterfeit money.

It said it has not received any reports of a one Pa'anga counterfeit coin, despite images of an apparently defaced coin appearing on social media.

The Bank said it has produced a pamphlet outlining the security features on Tonga's coins and banknotes.

It said the public and businesses need to carefully check all money to ensure it is legitimate.

Tonga Reserve Bank

Tonga Reserve Bank Photo: Kaniva Pacific