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The Tala is the currency of the State of Samoa.
A Tala is divided into 100 Sene. There are coins of 5, 10, 20, 50 Sene, 1 and 2 Tala, bills of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Tala. Although the western part of the Samoan Islands 1900-1914 German colony ( German Samoa ), was the Tala is not named directly after the German Taler, but according to the New Zealand dollar.
After the declaration of its ( re-) independence in 1962, Samoa had initially the New Zealand ( = British ) pound, the currency of the previous colonial power retained, with their own banknotes, but New Zealand coins. As New Zealand in 1967 introduced the decimal system, while the pound replaced by the dollar, Samoa followed this step and led the Tala one, equal in value to the New Zealand dollar. Only in 1975 was the Tala its own exchange rate against other international currencies, initially regulated by the state, freely convertible since 2001.
Australian Dollar ( Australia | Kiribati | Nauru | Tuvalu ) | CFP franc (French Polynesia | New Caledonia | Wallis and Futuna ) | Chilean peso (Easter Island ) | Cook Islands dollar | Fijian dollar | Kiribati dollar | New Zealand dollar ( New Zealand | Cook Islands | Niue | Pitcairn Islands) | Papua of New Guinea Kina | Solomon Islands dollar | Tuvaluischer dollar | Samoan Tala | Tongan Paanga | U.S. dollar ( American Samoa | Guam | Hawaii | Marshall Islands | Micronesia | Northern Mariana Islands | Palau ) | Vanuatu Vatu
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- Currency Unit ( Australia and Oceania)
- Economy (Samoa)